Orient Magazine Issue 86 - April 2022 - Page 40


Recent In-person events

15 Mar 2022 The Future of AgrifoodTech
In March 30 , we held a special in-person event with 7 UK companies who shared with us the latest and new frontier approach for agrifoodtech solutions . Topic covered were broad with novel foods to vertical farming technologies .
Each of these companies has a track record in their home market and is in the process of launching their businesses in Singapore and the wider Southeast Asian region as part of GROW ' s Land x Launch™ platform .
For more information on the 7 UK companies involved , click on their links below :
BORN MAVERICK FOOD INNOVATION LTD Eagle Genomics Entocycle Indo Lighting LettUs Grow Ltd Multus Neitiv
25 Mar 2022 Britcham Presents : Capital Markets & Digital asset Transformation
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In this live in person event , speakers discussed on Digital Asset Transformation and the key commercial benefits ; Enhanced Security , Better Traceability , Reduced Costs , Increased Efficiency & Speed and Clear Transparency . The panel guided our attendees on the rapidly expanding world of Digital Assets and Tokenisation with opening remarks from CEO Winston Quek .
With special thanks to SBI Digital Markets for partnering this event . Click here to access the photo album of the event on Flickr .
COMMITTEE CONTENT: HOW CAN ORGANISATIONS BE READY FOR CHANGE? LEARN AND ADAPT How can organisations be ready for change? Learn and adapt Learning and Development Adviser, The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office In the world of learning, we’re always searching for the magic formula of what will “make it stick”. Often we go to a training course, read a book, have a conversation – and we’re inspired, interested, know how to do something differently – but then we forget it. The best way I’ve discovered isn’t really a magic formula - it’s common sense – make it fun, make it social, make it relevant, and most importantly – make it instantly applicable. Getting that combination right for every single person working in their specific areas, needs to involve everyone – individuals, managers, peers, leaders. When we see all of these people involved, that’s when we see a thriving learning culture. But what exactly is a learning culture? Nigel Paine defines it as “when an organisation can take insight from outside, share it rapidly inside, and turn it into action”. CIPD say it is simply an environment where learning is just “how things get done” – learning is well resourced, people don’t fear failure, and see mistakes as an opportunity to develop. For me – it’s when you by giving them lots of options • Build confidence – encourage people to share experiences and advice either informal- ly or more structured through things like action learning sets • Listen more – at every opportunity, ask others how to approach things. Ask curious questions, and keep an open mind • Coach rather than instruct - if people work out how to do it themselves, they’ll be much better able to do it again Daisy Charlton We’ve all been through a huge amount of upheaval in the last 2 years, and for many of us returning “back to normal” feels equally hard to do. This is as true for organisations as it is individuals. In the Leadership, Talent and Personal Development Committee (LTPD), we believe learning is a vital ingredient for building the resilience that helps us thrive in an ever changing world. 41 see people embracing change and ambiguity, when you see teams sharing ideas and reviewing milestones, and you see individuals giving and receiving feedback. It’s about not accepting the way we do things, it’s about striving for better and knowing you will have to learn new things to make it happen. But how exactly can you do that? Is there a checklist, a formula that can be followed? LTPD organised an event to find that out. We heard from 3 speakers highlighting different projects and tools, and here are some of their tips: • Solve problems – drive motivation and engage- ment by finding something people can collabo- rate on that will make a difference to them • Be vulnerable – be comfortable not knowing stuff, embrace the inner fear about not being the expert in everything all the time • Provide structure – create an environment where people feel safe to be vulnerable, let people know what to expect, and give differ- ent options for participation These principles can be applied in any context – as individuals we can ensure our behaviours build the trust and openness that underpins a learning culture, in teams we can create structures that help us to connect, and as leaders and managers, we can remind ourselves to talk less and listen more. If you would like to hear more detail from our fantastic speakers – Victoria Mintey of Impact Training By Victoria Mintey, Lisa Partridge of SIXCOMMS and Vicki Vinning of My Writing Coach – you can view the recording on our website. • Be creative – be brave, do something that cre- ates buzz and energy, and think about what you can do make things visible and tactile. One of our speakers has an official learning set dog! • Create connections – team bonding is the ce- ment of these initiatives, build the networks that participants will turn to for advice and support as changes occur • Build trust – be curious about each other and disclose things about yourself, in equal balance • Enable choices – help people feel empowered about the direction of their own learning journey COMMITTEE CONTENT: HOW CAN ORGANISATIONS BE READY FOR CHANGE? LEARN AND ADAPT