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Volume 2, Issue 2 (May 2012)

Report on BSI Conference 2012

The inaugural BSI Conference 2012, held on 2 April at the Raffles City Convention Centre, drew more than 200 participants from the public service, institutes of higher learning and non-governmental organisations. The Conference brought together researchers, practitioners, organisational leaders and senior civil servants to share their thoughts and perspectives on the theme, “Adapting effectively to rapid changes: Much more than cognitive abilities” with the participants. Click <here> to read more.


Professor Arnoud De Meyer, President of Singapore Management University, giving the Opening Address at the BSI Conference 2012.

Professor David Chan, BSI Director and Ms Debra Soon, Managing Director, Channel NewsAsia sharing a light moment during the closing panel discussion with the conference participants.


Insights from Behavioural Sciences

In this regular section on Insights from Behavioural Sciences, we focus on issues of adaptability to changes by highlighting the major points in the talks delivered by the four speakers at the BSI Conference 2012. Click below to read the summary of each talk. To read a commentary article on the BSI conference, published by Knowledge@SMU, please click <here>.


Professor Neal Schmitt,
Performance in a Rapidly Changing Environment: More than Cognitive Ability and Academic Skill

Professor David Chan,
Adapting to Changes in Socio-Political Contexts in Singapore: Getting the Psychology Right

Professor Paul Tesluk,
Emerging Forms of Teamwork and Collaboration: Implications for Leadership Development

Professor Kwok Leung,
Thriving in a Globalizing World: Key Competencies for Working Across Cultural Boundaries

Applications from Behavioural Sciences

In this regular section on Applications from Behavioural Sciences, we feature an article by Director BSI, published in The Straits Times in May 2012, titled The heart of the immigration debate. The newspaper article was a response to the public debate on the inflow of foreigners and population issues facing Singapore.


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