Promise and Peril in a Globalised 21st-century World
Klaus Schwab (2014) paints a picture of a 21st-century world that contains “promise and peril”. He writes that globalisation lifts millions of people out of poverty yet fragments society and bolsters an increase in inequality while damaging the environment. But, what is “globalisation” and how can it empower millions yet cause deleterious effects for others? This paper applies a layer of sociological understanding to better comprehend the complexity of globalisation and both its positive and managed effects.
Leadership is a skill that influences and empowers people to contribute in solving problems. It involves skillful use of communication to eliminate barriers that cause misunderstandings or conflict within team members (Smith, n.d.). A leader adapts to the changing environment and inspires everyone to contribute their best. Great leaders have a clear vision and can articulate a goal to their team members. Along the way, leaders with boundless enthusiasm can drum up motivation from members in achieving organisational goals (Caramela, 2017).
Barriers to Communication
Effective communication is not only about expressing one’s opinions and thoughts through speaking or writing, but carries with it the equally important task of listening as well (Jahromi, Tabatabaee, Abdar, & Rajabi, 2016). In a case study of a poor interview and listening session between two individuals, Nicki shares her problems faced in her personal life and in writing her dissertation (Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH), 2012).
Singapore’s Fake News Law
On May 8, 2019, Parliament passed a bill. Though all Workers’ Party members rallied against it, 72 Members of Parliament ultimately voted in favour of the “Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill” (Tham, 2019). It effectively vests the Singapore government with the power to reach into the digital realm to correct and even remove content regarding public institutions that it deems false, in the interest of Singapore’s safety (Vaswani, 2019).