Change is constant. The changes in the Early Childhood landscape in Singapore has moved at lightning speed during the pandemic. Navigating through complicated restrictions while implementing a sustainable business strategy has been challenging in this industry.
In this endemic world today, what do you think is needed for our early years education? This year-end, I would like to share my ABC reflection with you.
1. Adopt an ALIEN mindset and win the changing game – Often when we are analysing our problems in a microscopic view, we fail to innovate a sustainable strategy. The book ‘ALIEN Thinking’, written by 3 IMD Business School Professors, encourages us to adopt a dynamic mindset where it leads to fresh and flexible approaches to solve problems. Alien thinkers intentionally step back to view the problem with a macro lens and thereafter approach it systematically.
2. Build healthy relationships – Fostering good and healthy relationships is key in this endemic world especially for young parents. The sense of security is quintessential to everyone. It is not about how much money one can make, but rather it is about how much love and care one is willing to put in. To love is to give sacrificially. Love is the core firm foundation in building healthy relationships.
3. Connect Digitally – During this pandemic, we have grown to be digitally savvy overnight. Things that previously seemed impossible, have become a way of life. To keep pace and create magical moments that matter to all stakeholders, organisations must connect data from back-end systems to marketing strategies and from children’s learning to teaching strategies.
Ultimately, this pandemic has taught me that in all we do, as long as we are willing, learning never stops. As long as we adopt an inquisitive mind, we can enrich our lives and others around us.
Here’s to wishing all families and loved ones a 2022 new year of good health and ABC resolutions!
Dr Connie Seah-Lim
Co-founder & CEO,
Agape Little Uni.