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    Education and Career Guidance Resources for Students (Secondary & Above)

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    Introduction In your schooling years, you will be exposed to a multitude of experiences and start to develop preferences and dislikes, and may also wonder what kind of work you would like to do upon leaving school. The types of jobs and specialisations available today are more varied than before. It is important to start… Read more »

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    Education and Career Guidance Resources for Students (Primary)

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    Introduction Starting education and career awareness at an early age will give children a head start in understanding the world of employment. This resource guide aims to create awareness and expose children to a diverse range of careers and aims to widen their perspective and knowledge on the career opportunities available in today’s world. Here… Read more »

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    Resources for Education and Career Guidance Personnel

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    Introduction Education and Career Guidance (ECG) refers to imparting the necessary knowledge, skills, values and information to help students to make informed decisions about their education and career options. Professionals and educators provide education and career guidance to students to help them learn more about their own interests, abilities and passions. By exploring the learning… Read more »

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    Role of Boards in Managing Risks

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    Introduction In an increasingly vulnerable economic and social landscape, non-profit organisations (NPOs) and Volunteer Welfare Organisations (VWOs) are now playing a greater role in plugging social gaps, addressing social problems and meeting the needs of the under-served customer segments. Because of the trust that are placed on NPOs and VWOs, their Boards are expected to… Read more »

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    Open Innovation

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    Introduction Open innovation is the crowdsourcing of knowledge and resources from external sources to drive internal innovation. This concept was developed by Henry Chesbrough, a professor at the University of Berkeley’s Haas Business School, in 2003. Since then, many organisations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Unilever, Samsung and JTC Corporation, have… Read more »

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    Productivity & Innovation

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    Introduction Peter Drucker, who is widely acknowledged as the Father of modern business management, once said that increasing the productivity of workers in the knowledge society is “the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century”. In order to stay competitive and relevant in the today’s global economy, many economies and organisations… Read more »

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    Innovation for Nonprofit Organisations

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    Introduction Innovation involves the introduction of new ideas, methods or products; it can also comprise changes to existing ways of how things are made or done. With globalisation and an increasingly digital economy today, it has become one of the core drivers of performance and growth for organisations. Many leaders have recognised the importance of… Read more »

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    100 General Reference eBooks on Overdrive

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    Introduction This resource guide features 100 digital reference titles specially selected from the NLB OverDrive* platform. The titles fall into three broad subject categories: Business Science and Technology Social Sciences and Humanities Covering key topics such as business management, sustainability, energy sources, culture and social media, these 100 ebooks are a convenient way to access… Read more »

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    Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organisations

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    Introduction A strategic plan functions as a roadmap for an organisation to chart its organisational priorities, define operational goals and align resources to support the strategic planning framework. The board’s responsibility is to set the direction, steer the organisation through the strategic planning process, analyse operating costs, set budget targets and develop performance indicators to… Read more »

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    Business Resource Guide

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    Introduction Business resources can provide essential information and tools to help owners manage and grow their businesses. The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library’s Business Collection, located at Level 7 of the National Library Building, aims to provide industry practitioners, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to reference materials that are authoritative, relevant and current. On top of… Read more »