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Knowledge Sharing and Innovation 59
 
MAS Leadership Community Retreat 60
 

ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge Sharing and Innovation

MAS Information Resource Centre Official Opening

In our continuous efforts to foster greater innovation and knowledge sharing in MAS, we introduced MASPedia, an online encyclopedia for staff to enhance their professional knowledge of specialised topics important to MAS' functions. Modelled after the Internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia, the MASPedia is a wiki platform that enables all staff to contribute and collaboratively build a knowledge base.

We also enhanced our online platforms for sharing ideas and articles through blogs, forums and opinion polls. This has generated greater exchange of ideas and views among our staff. The MAS Information Resource Centre (IRC) was re-located to the ground floor of the MAS building after undergoing major renovation in 2007. Despite a net reduction in floor and shelf space, the new library is designed to maximise staff interaction space through creative use of functional areas. The aim is to create a conducive and relaxed environment to facilitate information sharing, stimulate ideas and encourage knowledge exchange among MAS staff.

In conjunction with the official opening of its new premises on 24 January 2008 by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Managing Director, MAS, the Reflections@MAS inaugural talk series was held at the ground-floor lounge area. The guest speaker, Paul Romer, who was visiting MAS under the MAS Eminent Scholar Programme, engaged the audience on The Value of Economic Analysis. Romer shared key insights on the importance of creating and disseminating knowledge in sustaining long-term growth. The IRC plans to organise more seminars on a regular basis to promote learning and dialogue.