Commentary: Give workers permission to disrupt – one way Singapore businesses can accelerate digital transformation

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans are scared of failing even at a very young age.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test found that three in four Singaporean students grapple with a fear of failure.

As much as 78 per cent of our 15-year-olds see failure as a frightful scenario that could scuttle their plans for the future.

As we get older, we unknowingly carry this same fear into our working lives.

Many of us have experienced our job scope shifting with rapid advancements in technology and evolving demands. But automation and digitisation have frozen some people in panic mode, wondering if their jobs will be at risk.