The well-being of a nation is significantly influenced by the values that are uppermost in the minds of its citizens and workers. Understanding what they think is the set of values, attitudes or behaviours at play around them and their ideal set provides a way for policymakers, academics, business and community leaders to talk about the direction in which their country might evolve.
IPS and aAdvantage partnered to host a discussion of the results of a recent survey called the National Values Assessment (NVA Singapore 2018) that was conducted among 2000 Singapore residents on values. This was the third wave of NVA for Singapore after the first which was conducted in 2012 and the second in 2015.
aAdvantage is a business consulting firm that specialises in research on employee engagement, service excellence, organisational culture and leadership development. It has conducted the NVA series of surveys with Barretts Values Centre (BVC) the originator of this tool that has used it in several countries (for example, Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States).
The findings were presented by Mr Vincent Ho, Director, aAdvantage and then discussed by a distinguished panel comprising Associate Professor Tan Ern Ser of the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Mr Ho Meng Kit, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation and Ms K Thanaletchimi, President, Healthcare Services Employees’ Union, NTUC Central Committee Member and Nominated Member of Parliament.
The media releases by aAdvantage for each of the waves of the Singapore NVA can be found below:
The reports on the past and 2018 closed-door discussions can be found below:
These two links lead you to newspaper articles about the findings: