SMEs contributed for about half of Singapore’s GDP and employed about two-thirds of Singapore labour force in 2017. Looking ahead, major paradigm shifts are taking place on a global scale and SMEs are not immune to disruption. As global disruption continues to redefine business landscape, SMEs must adapt and innovate. However, this will rely heavily on the ability of every employee to innovate and develop its capabilities to grow. To achieve this, SMEs must do more to attract and retain talents to stay ahead of the curve while staying lean at the same time.