Workforce Reimagined: Competing Forces Shaping the Future of Work
The way we work have changed. All indications point to the future of work as inevitably hybrid. However, getting it right in practice is a challenge that most businesses face.
How can businesses create productive hybrid workplaces that effectively engage staff, and foster innovation, agility and collaboration within the organisation?
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Goh Jia YongPartner, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Advisory
Goh Jia Yong provides a wide range of people consulting services that support digital and workforce transformation projects in multiple sectors — such as public services, manufacturing and telecommunications — by linking business strategies to people-organization dynamics. These cover the design of organization structures, job redesign, manpower planning, development of a high-performance culture, talent management, succession planning, as well as business process review and optimization.
Jia Yong is a Professional Singapore Certified Management Consultant with TUV SUD. He holds an MBA from Singapore Management University, as well as an MA in Applied Economics and a BA in Political Science and Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US.
Lin RuiwenExecutive Director, Sheng Siong Group
Lin Ruiwen is the Executive Director of Sheng Siong Group Ltd. She is responsible for identifying, charting and implementing sustainable business strategies in new growth areas, especially in merchandising, marketing, management and business development for fresh fruits and vegetables. She also chairs the Business Excellence, Sustainability and Risk Management committees of the Group.
Before taking on the role of Executive Director, Ms Lin joined the Group in 2009 as a Manager of International Business Development and was promoted to Senior Manager in 2014. At that time,
she was already managing the direct sourcing, import pricing, marketing and merchandising of the company’s fresh fruits and vegetables.
From 2021 to 2023, Ms Lin is appointed as a member of the Standards Development Organisation’s Technical Committee on Food Processing and Distribution. She has also been appointed as a member of the Singapore Business Federation Jobs and Skills Advisory Committee from 2021 to 2022. Ms Lin obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, France, in 2009. She graduated from Singapore Management University in 2005, with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree. Currently, Ms Lin serves as the Secretary to the CDAC@Ang Mo Kio Management Committee.
She is also the daughter of the Group’s Executive Chairman, Mr Lim Hock Eng.
Ng Yi-XianGroup CEO & Executive Director, EtonHouse International Education Group
Ng Yi-Xian oversees the operations of the EtonHouse International Education Group which runs schools from infant care to high school in 11 countries across 120 campuses. As a second-generation entrepreneur and son of founder Ng Gim Choo, he is driven to take the group to the next level — he has been instrumental in the creation of new brands such as the Middleton International School, a revolutionary niche of affordable international schools in Singapore and The Eton Academy, that provides inquiry led academic enrichment programmes from Nursery to Primary 6.
Prior to joining EtonHouse, Mr. Ng worked in finance in the United States. He was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse’s New York Global Industrials Group, where he focused on mergers, acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. Thereafter Mr. Ng joined North Run Capital, a hedge fund based in Boston, where he sourced, researched, analysed and executed on investments.
In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, adventure sports, and pursuing mindfulness as he leads the culture of mindfulness and well-being in the organisation. A father of twin boys, Yi-Xian is experiencing the joys and challenges of parenthood while he also oversees the education and well-being of more than 20,000 students in the EtonHouse schools.
Prof Jean Yeung (Session Chair) Provost Chair Professor, Department of Sociology & Founding Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), National University of Singapore (NUS)Prof Jean Yeung (Session Chair)Provost Chair Professor, Department of Sociology & Founding Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), National University of Singapore (NUS)
Professor Yeung Wei-Jun Jean is a Provost-Chair Professor in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Before Singapore, her academic career includes more than 20 years at the University of Michigan and New York University. She is the inaugural President of the Population Association of Singapore and the founding Director of the Center for Family and Population Research in NUS. She is a council member of the International Sociological Association RC06 and was a council member of the Asian Population Association in 2018-2021. Professor Yeung has received many prestigious awards and led national surveys on family and children’s well-being in countries including the USA, China, and Singapore. Professor Yeung’s current research includes various family demographic issues in Asia. She has published extensively in leading journals, cited widely in academic publications and high-impact global media, and served on the editorial boards of many leading international journals. Her recent publications include volumes on Family and Demographic Transition in Southeast Asia, Family and Population Changes in Singapore, Productive Aging, Young People in Uncertain Labor Markets, Family and Economic Stress in Asia, Family Policies and Care Regime in Asia, and Migration and Marriage in Asian Contexts.