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 Issue 1, 2018

Cover Story

Just Retrenched? Great Now Go Do What You Like!

Retrenchment does not have to be all doom and gloom. There is life after retrenchment.

From the Editor's Desk

From The Editors' Desk


Re-Questioning the State: Investment and Crime in Thailand

​Missed the investment article on Thailand in a previous issue of Today’s Manager? Nevermind, here are some wise reasons to be careful investors.

Music that Binds: Team Music

​With its brand of teambuilding, Team Music injects a newfound appreciation for organisational values through music-making.

Human Resources

Hurt Less with Internal Branding

​Internal branding can set the foundation for a healthy organisational culture and lessen the pain of retrenchment.


Managing Internal and External-Brand building during Retrenchments

​Internal and external brand-building is key in helping to mitigate the negative effects of retrenchments.


Retrenchment Brings Few Benefits to Employer and Employee

With business disruptions, retrenchments will be common practice in Singapore. It is a sad parting of ways between employers and employees. No matter how loyal and skillful an employee is, it is the bottom line that matters to management.

Customer Service

S.E.R.V.E: Empower Yourself, Empower Others and Make a Difference

​Be empowered to serve with joy and love. Be yourself, be your best self to S.E.R.V.E.TM and you will shine.

Operations Managements

Driving Impactful Enterprise Architecture Initiative with Systems Thinking and Modelling

​Systems thinking and modelling is an effective method to creating meaningful discourse with the business community and help the enterprise architect create impactful value to businesses.

Information Technology

Navigating the Future of Singapore's E-commerce

​The launch of Amazon Prime in Singapore has cast the spotlight on the future of the country’s E-commerce industry.


Airing Dirty Laundry: Our Fight Against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

​This article delves into the definitions of money laundering and terrorism financing, their differentiators, exposed risks, potential impact on our lives, and what we can do to prevent/combat them.

Emotional Intelligence

Building A Culture of Appreciation and Gratitude in the Workplace (Part 2)

​Being grateful has benefits to personal and corporate health and well-being.


Kaizen for the 21st Century: Common Sense, Uncommon Practice

​The continuous improvement approach of the Kaizen management technique might seem common sense; regrettably it is not a common practice.

The Changing Role of Human Resources in Organisational Change

​Perhaps in challenging leaders to rise above perceiving their workforce as a source of resistance, they may yet come to embrace this as an opportunity for mastering enduring change.

Viewpoints from a Leader: Mr Joel Leong

​I speak with Mr Joel Leong to get his views on management, leadership, and find out more about his company, Grouphunt.

Islamic Conflict Management in the Workplace

​Managers must be competent in conflict resolution techniques to handle employee conflicts and positively impact organisational productivity, morale, and profitability.


Crises, Tea Bags, and Opportunity

​Leaders are pedlars of hope, clarity, and certainty. A leader must show his/her team that he/she can lead them to a better place.

The Art of Leadership: Wisdom from the Ancient Chinese (Part 1)

​Examining the evolution of Chinese culture and philosophy of life over the past 4,000 to 5,000 years can clue us in on good leadership and contemporary organisational and management practices.

The Not-So-Subtle Art of Being Indispensable: Retrenchment-proofing in Eight Simple Steps

​Being indispensable means being likeable, trustworthy, and so good and efficient at your job that your superiors and peers cannot imagine replacing you.

Developing Whole Women Leaders

​To develop authentic and powerful whole women leaders, focus on three aspects: anchoring our goals, balancing opposites, and clearing our mental space, so we create great organisations where human spirits and business thrive.