New Zealand Management

Articles from August 2008

CASE STUDY : 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
Byline: Vicki Jayne 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...
CONSULTATION : People or Strategy -- Which Comes First?
Byline: Kevin Gaunt 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...
CORPORATE TRAVEL : Flights of Fashion -- the Pros and Cons of Charter and Commercial
Byline: Helen Tatham If you've ever tried to travel to one of New Zealand's regional centres like New Plymouth or Napier to deal with an urgent business issue, you'll know how frustrating it can be to get there on commercial airlines. A last-minute...
COVER STORY : Representation - Employee Seats at the Top Table -- Is It Likely? We Canvass Opinions on Whether Workers Should Have a Spot at the Board Table
Byline: Tim Watkin 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...
ECONOMICS : Going Soft on Inflation?
Byline: Bob Edlin 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...
EDITOR'S LETTER : Deciphering the Talk
Byline: Ellen Read 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...
INTOUCH : Comment on a Bigger Role for Business in Education
Byline: Ian Taylor 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...
LEADERSHIP: Build Leaders and Think Global
Byline: Reg Birchfield If New Zealand wants to expand its economy, maintain or enhance its standard of living and stem the brain drain of its most talented young executives, its business leaders must become more global in both their outlook and...
POLITICS : (Un)sustainable Politics
Byline: Colin James 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...
SUSTAINABILITY : Eco-Achievers -- Young, Smart and Environmentally Aware; with Sustainability the Catchword of the Moment and Both Businesses and Individuals Recognising the Need for Resource Efficiency,
Byline: Robert Smith The 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...
SUSTAINABILITY : Smoothing the Way to the Green Economic Boom
Byline: Peter Neilson 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,...
THOUGHT LEADER : Enabling a Wireless World
Byline: Robert Hart 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...
TOP TEN TIPS : Recruiting and Retaining Good Staff
Byline: Beverley Main 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...
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