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The Art of War by Sun Tzu Learning Circle - Chapter 2: Waging War

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In 2010, Singapore embarked on a 10-year programme to boost its economy’s productivity, with the ultimate aim of reducing income inequality. While foreign labour intake has been significantly tightened since 2010, productivity increases have yet to be seen. In this Learning Circle, we are going to study Chapter 2 Waging War (Chinese: 作战) to understand the economy of warfare in today’s context and how success requires winning decisive engagements quickly. You will also be equipped with the strategic and managerial competence in managing costing and pricing to improve sustainability.


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Singapore’s Productivity Drive is entering the 9th year. The goals were twofold: to grow productivity by 2–3% a year on average between 2010 and 2019, and to raise wages by 33% over the decade. The government hoped to achieve these targets by tightening foreign labour supply and encouraging automation and the retention of higher-skilled workers. Having said that, “Singapore's productivity could improve a little bit more this year, having achieved 1 per cent growth in 2016”, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Aug 12, 2017 National Day Dinner. (Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-productivity-could-improve-this-year-pm-lee-9118134)

The drive for higher productivity will result in doing more with less people (low-skilled), especially with the advent of technology and automation. At the same time, the rising cost creates considerable pressure to the business and individuals. Interestingly, 2018 marks an ominous turning point for Singapore's aging population, according to research by Francis Tan, an economist at United Overseas Bank. In 2018, the share of the population that's 65 years and older will match those younger than 15 for the first time, Tan wrote in a report on Dec 6, 2017. As the elderly population starts to crowd out the youth, the "demographic time bomb" may mean changes to taxes, immigration rules, and social services, he said. (source: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/singapore-will-reach-critical-demographic-crossroad-in-2018-says-uob-economist)

The good news is, the above business challenges could be overcome by sharpening our saw in strategic and managerial competences. In the latest Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) Training and Adult Education Professional Competency Model (TAEPCM), “strategic/managerial competence” is the new and emerging critical skill set. It has been identified as the Horizontal Skills that will increase the Training and Adult Education (TAE) stakeholders’ competitive advantage.

About the Workshop

A unique Continual Professional Development program which maximises its outcomes through a digitally blended learning approach. We get started by studying Chapter 2 Waging War (Chinese: 作战) of The Art of War by Sun Tzu. This chapter advises that successful military campaigns require limiting the cost of competition and conflict. Applying the concept in today’s world, this program will equip you with the strategic/managerial competences in functional areas such as finance and productivity. Following the classroom-based workshop, we will reconvene with you and your peers in an asynchronous session. Throughout the learning journey, enhance your experience through digital collaboration and interaction with fellow participants and facilitator.

This is a project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund. "Every Day, A Learning Day" Lifelong Learning Council

This Learning Circle is initiated and facilitated by Lim Boon Piul (BP) an Entrepreneur & Chief Innovation Officer, Sales Blueprint® & Singapore Learning Circles


Learning outcomes:

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Recognise the value of “speed” in driving productivity and winning behaviour
  2. Use a simple and effective process improvement matrix to address the “lack of time” syndrome in productivity
  3. Relate to the value of cost and revenue behaviour in managing costing and pricing
  4. Describe the impact of contribution on volume and price changes
  5. Create a process of high productivity for long term sustainability


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