New Zealand Management

Articles from December

CONSULTATION : Reaping What We Sow
Byline: Kevin Vincent This year we have been under immense pressure at work and I am feeling a real lack of self-confidence. I am experiencing these feelings in both group works and in one-to-one meetings. What can you suggest? By acknowledging...
COVER STORY : From Here to 2020; What Are the Really Critical Issues Facing New Zealanda[euro][TM]s Next 10 Years? What Are the Opportunities for and Obstacles to Growth? Can We Catch Up with Australia? on the 20th Anniversary of the Deloitte/Management Magazine Top 200 Awards, Five Former Winners Talked about the Future with Vicki Jayne
Byline: Vicki Jayne Ita[euro]s billed as a century of transformation a[euro]" a time that will render the past 100 yearsa[euro] worth of change into little more than a starting line for major advances in science and technology. But the 21st century...
ECONOMICS: Of Foolishness and Forecasts
Byline: Bob Edlin Give us some economic predictions for 2020, the editor instructed. If I was gifted with that sort of foresight, I replied, I would be a wealthy bloke and have no need to write columns. Anyway, there are too many uncertainties....
EDITOR'S LETTER : A 20/20 View Ita[euro][TM]s All about People
Byline: Vicki Jayne The annual listing of this magazinea[euro]s Top 200 companies is just one chapter in an ongoing story of New Zealand enterprise. While that story is not immediately apparent, a little scrutiny of the figures reveals the shifting...
EXECUTIVE INDULGENCES 2009: Spoil Yourself; Ita[euro][TM]s Been a Tough Year, but Things Are, the Pundits Assure Us, Getting Better. Ita[euro][TM]s Time to Live a Little and Remember Why You Put in All That Effort and Those Long Work Hours. and therea[euro][TM]s No Time like the Present to Do That
Think about luxury boating for a start. New Zealanda[euro]s boat building reputation is world class. Style, safety, performance and, particularly at the moment, value for money are as good at it gets here. And there are few more classy craft than the...
FACE TO FACE : 0800 Chairman: Nick Gordon; Information Service Provider Zintel Group Chairman Nick Gordon Swore He Would Never Employ More Than 20 People. Now His Australasian Enterprise Employs More Than 250. He Talks to Reg Birchfield about What Has Driven the Sudden Growth
Byline: Reg Birchfield In 1995 Nick Gordon started what was, to his mind, a hobby company. He called it TelWord 0800. Today it is Zintel Group and, following a key acquisition in October, will have a turnover in the coming year of around $60 million....
HEALTHY WORKSTYLES : A Hectic Year, A Holiday Break, A Healthier Outlooka[euro][bar]
Byline: Peter Tynan Christmas should be a time for merriment, but unfortunately the words Christmas cheer dona[euro]t always ring true for everyone. Family demands, work demands, social engagements and financial pressures can all take their toll....
INTOUCH : Best Small-Nation Navy
The Royal New Zealand Navy can officially call itself a world-class organisation after gaining gold in the New Zealand Business Excellence Awards. It is the first navy in the world and only the third organisation in New Zealand to achieve a rating...
INTOUCH : Building Green Value
Green buildings cost roughly two percent more to build but they more than pay that back in terms of energy savings, tenancy rates and even worker productivity. Property is one sector where emissions reductions represent a healthy value opportunity...
INTOUCH : But Pay Expectations Flat
Remuneration expectations for most professional and management roles remain subdued, according to new research in the contracting and permanent employment sectors. A survey of more than 3600 contractors by contracting specialist Crackerjacks shows...
INTOUCH : Employers Optimistic about Hiring
Hiring expectations among New Zealand employers continue to rise as businesses turn their attention to planning for future growth, according to the latest Hudson Report. Employer sentiment has now built on the turnaround in the September quarter with...
INTOUCH : How to Boost Innovation
While New Zealanda[euro]s innovation a[euro]ecosystema[euro] already contributes to our export performance and wealth a[euro]" it could do a lot better. Thata[euro]s the gist of a recent report from The New Zealand Institute which notes that this...
INTOUCH : Sustainability Winners
Ecostorea[euro]s commitment to the environment was recognised when it collected two awards at the recent NZI National Sustainable Business Network awards last month. As well as taking out the Trailblazer large and corporate category, the Auckland-based...
JUST GOOD BUSINESS CASE STUDY : Ricoha[euro][TM]s Green Decade; Energy Star after 10 Years of Firsts on the Environmental Front, ita[euro][TM]s Perhaps No Surprise That Ricoha[euro][TM]s Recession Is Full of Green Shoots. by Vicki Jayne
Byline: Vicki Jayne Last year Ricoh chief executive Mike Pollock was a bit concerned that economic turmoil might take some wind out of the companya[euro]s sustainability sails. a[euro]I was thinking wea[euro]ve invested millions in this and it...
MANAGEMENT : Oh Dear, Wherea[euro][TM]s the OD?
Byline: Dale Nelson What is OD, I hear you ask? This is the problem defined. You, the readers of this magazine havena[euro]t, it seems, cottoned on to OD. It can provide you with the power to be transformational and help with your most difficult...
NZIM MANAGING: Hard Facts of Soft Skills Management?; While Current Economic Conditions Continue to Challenge Organisational Leaders and to Impact Negatively on Bottom-Line Profitability, There Are Valuable Lessons about Management Styles That Can Be Learned, Writes Kevin Vincent
Byline: Kevin Vincent In todaya[euro]s turbulent economic times we read so much about downsizing, re-engineering, reorganisation, deployments and the numerous variations of organisational structures that directors and managers turn to in their search...
On the Move
Brian Roche Currently a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Wellington, Roche has been appointed chief executive of the New Zealand Post Group and will take up the position at the beginning of 2010. He succeeds John Allen, who left the organisation...
POLITICS : Re-Writing the Political Dictionary
Byline: Colin James Almost exactly 20 years ago Ruth Richardson won a narrow vote in the National party caucus in favour of the Reserve Bank Bill. That sealed a broad National-Labour pro-market consensus based on a[euro]neoliberala[euro] precepts...
SMART COMPANY : Enztec - out on a Limb; an Aging Population Means therea[euro][TM]s a Growing Market for Knee and Hip Replacements. but Why Are More Suppliers in This Specialised Global Niche Looking to a Christchurch-Based Company for Orthopaedic Innovation? by Vicki Jayne
Byline: Vicki Jayne Enztec could be seen as a classic example of how Kiwi innovation can carve its own place in a potentially lucrative global niche market such as orthopaedics. There are times when being out on a limb a[euro]" geographically speaking...
SUSTAINABILITY : ETS Still A Mystery A[euro]" but NZ Public Wants Action?
Byline: Peter Neilson A measure of the size of the task to inform business and others on emissions trading has emerged. A recent survey has found that just three percent of New Zealanders feel a[euro]well informeda[euro] on the system which will...
THOUGHT LEADER : Doing Nothing Is Not Okay
Byline: Sherry Maier The recently released 2009 survey of chief executive pay scales by national consulting firm Sheffield drew the usual headlines regarding executive remuneration and its relationship a[euro]" or lack of it a[euro]" to corporate...
TOP 200 : Criteria
NZ Management magazinea[euro]s listing of New Zealanda[euro]s largest organisations includes New Zealand subsidiaries and local branches of overseas companies, producer boards, cooperatives, local authority trading enterprises and state-owned enterprises...
TOP 200 : Deloitte/Management Magazine Company of the Year - Abano Healthcare Group
Formerly a successful aged-care manager and operator group, Abano Healthcare grew to become New Zealanda[euro]s largest private specialist medical and healthcare organisation. And this year, as it is acknowledged as the countrya[euro]s most successful...
TOP 200 : Deloitte/Management Magazine Executive of the Year - Rob Fyfe
During a year when international airlines have been hit by recession, volatile fuel prices and the need to operate in a more carbon-constrained world, Air New Zealanda[euro]s Rob Fyfe has been making headlines for all the right reasons. Whether...
TOP 200 : Designworks Visionary Leader the Honourable Dr Michael Cullen
At some point in his career while looking ahead to 2020 and the looming demographic bubble of retiring baby-boomers, Dr Michael Cullen, the 2009 Designworks Top 200 Visionary Leader was obviously troubled by what he saw. And he resolved to do something...
TOP 200 : Judges
TOP 200 JUDGES Rob Challinor has over 25 yearsa[euro] experience as a director of numerous public and private companies. He is currently chairman of listed investment companies Kingfish, Barramundi and Marlin Global; and a director of The Warehouse...
TOP 200 : Kensington Swan Ethical Governance Award New Zealand - NZ Aluminium Smelters
While the boards of most New Zealand businesses could be expected to say they believe in ethical governance and are supportive of it, many struggle to identify specific examples of ethical leadership within their companies. Rather than having business...
TOP 200 : Marsh Most Improved Performance Award - Delegata[euro][TM]s Group
Outstanding New Zealand wine producer Delegata[euro]s continues to confound the critics and the global economy. This profoundly smart marketer of Delegata[euro]s and Oyster Bay wine brands turned in another outstanding and enhanced performance this...
TOP 200 : Mediaweb Best Growth Strategy - Datacom Group
Datacom is a homegrown IT services company success story. As this magazine said last year when the company was chosen as a finalist in the 2008 Deloitte/Management magazine Top 200 Company of the Year category, a[euro]this former computer bureau business...
TOP 200 : NZIM/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year - David Larsen
Ita[euro]s often during times of adversity that natural leaders come to the fore a[euro]" and David Larsena[euro]s influence on his employer, RayGlass, was clearly evident in a recovery strategy he developed and implemented after a disastrous fire...
TOP 200 : QBE Chairperson of the Year - John Palmer
John Palmera[euro]s reputation as an outstanding director and chairman of the board is well entrenched. He was voted QBE Insurance Chairperson of the Year in 2007 and wins the accolade again this year because of his outstanding leadership of Air New...
TOP 200 : Recovery Time: The 2020 View
Byline: Murray Jack This is a special year for the Deloitte/Management magazine Top 200 awards. It marks 20 years since the first event attracted fewer than 230 business leaders and their partners to the Aucklanda[euro]s then Intercontinental Hotel....
TOP 200 : The Big Hit - What Managementa[euro][TM]s 2009 Top 200 List Reveals
Byline: Reg Birchfield At the end of the 21st centurya[euro]s first decade, the view to 2020 isna[euro]t all that clear. And the results from this yeara[euro]s listing of New Zealanda[euro]s Top 200 companies dona[euro]t clarify things much either....
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