“Getting to grips with DORSCON orange in Singapore’s fight against COVID-19”
by ChannelNewsAsia

Last week, authorities raised the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) to orange, following several cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with no links to other cases.

How did organisations and people react and cope? How well is Singapore adjusting to this new phase in battling the virus?

I joined Jeremy Lim of Oliver Wyman & Clarence Tam of NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health to discuss these issues with Jaime Ho on Heart of the Matter.

The biggest work-from-home exercise may have just begun

How ready is Singapore?

SINGAPORE: For a long time, flexible working arrangements allowing staff to work from home have been seen as a privilege, to attract late-rising millennials, boost workplace diversity and retain staff with family commitments, especially new mothers.

Yet because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, such arrangements are no longer a bonus but a necessity for businesses striving to keep up operations while implementing segregation of critical business units to minimise the risk of a contagion.

For weeks, companies had to square away fresh challenges arising from the spread of this infectious disease, including reviewing business trips to and from China, and complying with Leave of Absence requirements.

“CNA938 Money Mind – How Businesses Could Deal With The Coronavirus”
by CNA938

Money Mind

I spoke with Stanley Leong and Chew Wui Lynn to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus has on businesses, the solutions companies could look at and policies they could adopt during these trying times.

“Adapting Business Operations to the Coronavirus Epidemic”
by MoneyFM


The 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak has forced governments around the world to take drastic measures like border closures and flight bans.

With no end in sight and as the situation is constantly evolving, there will undoubtedly be an impact on businesses.

I speak with Howie Lim and Bernard Lim to share more about how businesses should rethink their Business Continuity Plans to accommodate the pace with which the situation is changing.

What you missed at #Workfest 2020

A #newcodeofwork event by PeopleStrong & Wheebox

What do an awesome venue, great audience, delicious food make?

An unbelievable event in the form of #Workfest2020.

And it doesn’t stop there.

There were product launches, major updates and interaction zones for guests to not just see but feel.

The mix of business chatters and non-stop activity drove the energy in the ballroom through the roof.

Hosted at the luxurious 5 Star Oberoi Hotel, our guests are led through the grand marble lobby next to a panoramic pond with two huts at the other end.

How to Master Your Goal Setting Strategy

Reaching success takes time, determination, and dedication, and even more so, planning. Research shows that those who set goals are 10 times more successful than those who don’t. 

If you are ready to hit the ground running towards your goals, we have created a few go-to tips to reaching any goal you have in mind. 


1. Understand Each Purpose

Whether your goal is to cook more at home or workout at least four times a week, understand how your goal will, and can, benefit you.

Don’t lead millennials, let them lead you

In our time societal change is so rapid that the old are holding back and the young are rushing forward. As a result, we are too far apart to hear and understand each other.

Our generations have become disjointed.

The post-WWII generation was dubbed “Baby boomers” as a name for the changes society underwent at the time.

Today we use the term “Millennials” to describe those who reached adulthood at the start of the new millennium.

Labeling groups of people has its risks.

Building Capabilities in the Digital Age

My keynote at NCSS inaugural Capability Circle

If you think getting SMEs to adopt technology is tough, you have not met charities.

Better known as Social Service Agencies (NCSS lingo), Social service agencies are non-profit organisations that provide services to benefit the community.

Having sat on the board of one before, I can understand their resistance.

Surviving on primarily on donors’ dollars, every expenditure has to be weighed and re-weigh before getting three quotes.

Even the larger ones that I spoke with are not exactly leveraging much on technology to do what they are already doing.

My 2020 Productivity Secret – Mindfulness

Very cliche for some.

I would think thing if someone told me the same thing a few years ago.

Spending my downtime just sitting there and focusing on my breath?

How is that more attractive than binge on Netflix or scrolling through my Facebook feeds?

So it took me a while to warm up to that idea and to give it a go.

Two things helped encourage me.


1. Steve Jobs meditates too

I can’t recall where I first read this.

Capability Circles is designed with the aim to further enhance and strengthen the organisational capabilities of Social Service Agencies through the sharing of best practices, within and outside of the sector.

Keeping this in mind, the National Council of Social Service has selected for the launch, the theme of Building Capability in the Digital Age.

Through the showcase of technology and innovations, as well as deep conversations on practices, this launch event sets the stage for the Circles as a platform for networking, peer support, and learning.

Date:January 20, 2020
Time:01:30-05:30 p.m.
Event:Launch of NCSS Capability Circles
Topic:Building Capability in the Digital Age