New Zealand Management

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 7, August

A Licence to Grow: Exports Built on Overseas Experience: How Do New Zealand Businesses Best Leverage the Opportunities Offered in an Increasingly "Joined-Up" World? Four-Year-Old Holistics Group Provides a Successful Export Model Based on Expertise and Relationships Built in Offshore Markets
When Hollie McDowell and Ross McConnell left New Zealand in 2001 with physiotherapy and engineering experience under their respective belts, the business that last year earned them a finalist placing in the NZ Export Awards was not even a remote possibility....
As I See It
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Travis O'Keefe is 37 and is the founder and CEO of Health TV--a New Zealand Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) channel that is on screens in GP waiting rooms around the country and reaches over one million viewers a month....
A Wake-Up Call for Managers
A keynote address from Roland Jahnke, director of multi-billion-dollar global logistics company Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), may be just what New Zealand managers need to hear to help lift their game and profit in spite of the economic doldrums....
Becoming a Global Leader
GLOBALISATION means a blossoming of business opportunities. Global trade in goods and services could rise more than threefold to US$27 trillion in 2030, according to the World Bank report, "Global Economic Prospects 2007: Managing the Next Wave of...
Best Dressed Businessman Award Nominees 2008
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Terry Serepisos Known as Mr Wellington, Terry Serepisos is certainly a man of style in every sense of the word. An entrepreneur with vision, he has developed a number of commercial and residential buildings in the Wellington...
Build Leaders and Think Global
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If New Zealand wants to expand its economy, maintain or enhance its standard of living and stern the brain drain of its most talented young executives, its business leaders must become more global in both their outlook and...
Collaboration Key for Success
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Supply chain collaboration is one of the secrets to success for New Zealand companies involved in manufacturing, distribution and logistics, according the Alan Stenger, who has just completed his term as the Ports of Auckland...
Comment on a Bigger Role for Business in Education
As a Secondary Futures Guardian, I was enormously encouraged by Tim Watkin's cover story in NZ Management magazine's June edition on educating New Zealand's future managers. Particularly encouraging was Watkin's comment that the government officials,...
Deciphering the Talk
Emissions Trading Scheme--there's a lot of talk around but what do we really know about the planned scheme and how it will affect our lives and businesses? Without knowing what the final version will look like, and how much political support it will...
Eco-Achievers: Young, Smart an Environmentally Aware: With Sustainability the Catchword of the Moment and Both Businesses and Individuals Recognising the Need for Resource Efficiency, Robert Smith Meets Four Young Achievers Who View Their Business' Environmental Footprint as One of the Most Vital Parts of the Organisation
He tightening of the high-skill labour market in recent years has been mirrored by a rise in environmental awareness and a focus on environmental problems, and the solutions needed to solve them have become a vital part of the younger generation's...
Emissions Trading: So Far It's All Hot Air
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A CARBON TALKFEST Never let it be said that we don't debate stuff here in New Zealand. While significant swathes of the world march towards carbon-constraint, we're enjoying a marvellous talkfest in our corner of the planet....
Employee Seats at the Table-Is It Likely? Tim Watkin Canvasses Opinions on Whether Workers Should Have a Spot at the Board Table
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A seat at the table. It's the place of corporate power, the ultimate goal for anyone who wants to make the big decisions. In New Zealand companies, those seats are limited to shareholders and their representatives; typically...
Enabling a Wireless World
As the regulations under the Telecommunications Amendment Act 2006 take effect, technology innovations are introduced and the major political parties place broadband near the forefront of their election manifestos, 2008 is proving to be a very exciting...
Flights of Fashion: The Pros and Cons of Charter and Commercial
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Back in the 1980s it wasn't uncommon for large companies to own at least one plane. The trend may have been short lived, however, once shareholders realised that doing away with them could add millions to the bottom line....
Going Soft on Inflation?
Commentators who were dismayed early in June by the Reserve Bank's signalling an easing of interest rates have cause to become greatly more perturbed. Their initial cause for disquiet was a suspicion that RBNZ governor Alan Bollard was going "soft"...
Governance in SMEs
LITERATURE and research in the field of corporate governance is a relatively new phenomenon. While various forms of governance of business entities have been used over many centuries, it is only in the past 20 or so years that governance has been the...
Helping Good Businesses Become Great
We already know that New Zealanders work some of the longest hours in the world. The challenge for us as a country is to become more productive at what we do. Lifting productivity requires businesses to do more with the same resources and, as the old...
Leadership Lessons from China
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Shanghai-based Andrew Grant reckons the Kiwi pioneering spirit is an asset in an offshore business environment he describes as "a microcosm on steroids". The head of global management consultancy McKinsey & Co's Greater...
Lessons on Learning
ARE WE UP WITH THE PLAY? Is New Zealand management learning and training up with best in the world? Kevin Gaunt, chief executive NZIM Northern, and Glenda Hamilton, training manager NZIM Southern, report on what they found when they attended the world's...
Managers Abroad: Caroline Meads Is the Global Brand Design Manager for Cement Company Holcim. She Is Based in Zurich Switzerland
What prompted you to seek work out of New Zealand? Originally I was content with living and working in New Zealand. I was doing well with a local company considered 'best in its class' in brand strategy and I had a busy social life. A chance posting...
New Zealand Short of Future Business Leaders
New Zealand is facing a critical shortage of educated and experienced future business leaders, according to a recent report by Swann Group. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The report identifies a "demographic hole" in the country's business leadership...
Nigel Morrison: Sky's Rocket? the Challenge of Leading a Turnaround Is What Attracted Nigel Morrison to His Role as CEO of SkyCity. with 15 Years of Gaming Industry Experience Up His Sleeve, Will He Provide the Boost for Its Flagging Fortunes? He's Certainly Not Leaving That to Chance
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Barely four months into his new role at the helm of SkyCity, Nigel Morrison has been busy injecting a new sense of energy into what he sees as a great company that has rather lost its edge over the past few years. The organisational...
Outstanding Business Forum
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NZIM Southern staged its annual Business Forum on 20 June in Christchurch. The Forum, which took the form of a breakfast meeting, drew an audience of 150 managers. Speakers included Brian Pearson. chief executive of Vbase...
People or Strategy-Which Comes First?
Q I have just read Jim Collins' book Good To Great. He talks about making sure that you get the right people on the bus before you finalise your strategy, is that right? I thought it would be the other way round. A Jim Collins has been in the international...
Probationary Periods and Political Footballs
Get the feeling it's election year, anyone? The political football that is employment law has been tirelessly booted around Parliament this year, sparking significant media attention. So far this year, changes that have taken effect include compulsory...
Recruiting and Retaining Good Staff
Good staff recruitment and retention are more vital than ever before. Grant Thornton International recently found that employers in New Zealand are more worried about skills shortages than their counterparts anywhere else in the world. A problem for...
Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality
ROGUE ECONOMICS: CAPITALISM'S NEW REALITY * LORETTA NAPOLEONI * ALLEN & UNWIN * RRP $35 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Greed is such a powerful and enterprising motivator. Entire nations, indeed now the world, are shaped by it. It underpins...
Scholarship Winners Find More Successful Kiwis in San Diego
No matter where you travel, there are always successful Kiwis in every part of the globe. San Diego was no exception. As part of our NZIM Foundation Scholarship, the team visited successful New Zealanders doing business across the United States and...
Smoothing the Way to the Green Economic Boom
New research released in Australia, in addition to earlier studies published in the United States, confirms major investment opportunities will result from pricing and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. In New Zealand, research published by the...
Top Tips for Buying a Good Suit
What are the most important considerations when buying a suit? 1 think the most important considerations are how many suits do l already own, will the fabric last for me, and if I got this one what would I get next. Then the key thing is to talk...
(Un)sustainable Politics
For nearly two years the Government has tried to make 'sustainability' a core issue and a distinguishing point in the coming election. It hoped climate change would be the vehicle. But as a slogan 'sustainability' is passive and abstract, inviting...
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