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Partners Newsletter | Issue 5 | Oct 2022

Building A Strong Support System

Editor's Note

Humans need other humans to live and to thrive. It is human nature to be social. Strong social interaction and strong social support positively influence us; we have higher levels of well-being, better coping skills, improved self-esteem, and are healthier – mentally and physically.

A strong support system is even more critical in trying times. Take for example, the Covid-19 pandemic which has had a major effect on lives, with many facing challenges that are stressful and overwhelming. Having people you can lean on and rely on when needed helps to reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and increase positive mood.

A supportive leadership is important and valuable for organisations. Not only does it ensure the well-being of their employees and foster positive relationships between employees, it also looks into their professional development and personal growth. It cultivates an environment in which employees feel valued, cared for and respected, and in return, see the employees even more encouraged and motivated to contribute. This helps develop a productive and loyal team that can deliver a high standard of performance and produce effective results for organisation growth.

Organisations cannot run on their own without support. Corporate support functions maximise and deliver value at the business unit and enterprise levels for an effective and efficient organisation. Its value creation cascades from the organisation’s strategy and is aligned to a common vision.

It takes time and effort to build a strong support system, but doing so upfront will ease and help meet one’s needs, critical especially in times of crises, and contribute to happiness, growth and success.

Martin Yuoon
Director, External Relations
Singapore University of Social Sciences


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Dr Winston Ong

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