New Zealand Management

Articles from March 2008

ANNUAL REPORTS : From Gloss to Toss - the End of an Era; Running to over 200 Pages and Often More Akin to a Coffee Table Book Than a Company's Medical Certificate, the Annual Report, Thanks to Law Changes, Is Now a Cyber Shadow of Its Former Self. How Does This Impact on Company-Shareholder Communications?
Byline: Ellen Read In Brief * Changes to the Companies Act 1993 mean shareholders now 'opt in' for annual reports. * Very few reports are now printed. * Companies need new ways to convey meaningful messages...
CASE STUDY : Transfield - Infrastructural Strength with Cultural Glue; It May Be the Kiwi Offshoot of an Australia-Based Company but Transfield Services' Trans-Tasman Relationship Is More Partnership Than Paternalism - and the Rapidly Expanding New Zealand Branch Now Stretches All the Way to South America. What's the Company's Recipe for Growth? and What Binds This Disparate Infrastructure Services Company into a Cohesive Whole?
Byline: Vicki Jayne In Brief * Transfield Services was established in New Zealand in 1997. * Growth originally organic. Purchased Areva, 2004. This year, it completed acquisition of McBreen Jenkins Construction and Impact Services; it also...
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IT : The Trouble with Societe Generale: Is Your IT Governance Up to Scratch? on 24 January 2008 News Broke That Societe Generale, France's Second Largest Trading Bank, Had Lost [Euro]4.82 Billion ($9 Billion) in Allegedly Unauthorised Trades by Its Futures Trader Jerome Kerviel
Byline: Michael Gardiner As a computer security specialist living in Paris and dealing with large corporate and government customers around Europe I have watched with interest from close quarters as this story is unfolding. Societe Generale...
COVER STORY : World Class Kiwis - Passion and Perseverance; Whether They're Making High Quality Fashionwear or Fashioning New Molecules, Finding Global Fame in Media or in Medicine, Building International Markets Based on Kiwi Know-How, Design, or Software Innovation, Eight New Zealanders Share the Distinction of Being World Class in Their Fields. We Profile the Winners of the Prestigious 2008 World Class New Zealand Awards
Byline: Vicki Jayne Now in their fifth year, the World Class New Zealand Awards were created by KEA NZ and NZ Trade and Enterprise to celebrate this country's "tall poppies" - people who, by being leaders in their fields, are helping this country...
HEALTHY EXECUTIVES : Keeping Workers Healthy - More Than Just Work-Life Balance; in a Day and Age When Absenteeism, Low Morale, and Poor Work Performance Potentially Slash Company Profits, Many New Zealand Corporates Are Getting Smart about Ensuring the Health and Well-Being of Their Staff Is as Good as It Can Be
Byline: Mark Peart The physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our people is really critical to us," says Michael Stanley, human resources director for Vodafone NZ. "We make a commitment to all of our people around their well-being...
NZIM - RESEARCH: Overaged Are Underrated - Implications of an Ageing Workforce; Our Workforce Is Ageing. What Does This Mean for Employers and for the Economy in General? the New Zealand Institute of Management and the Institute of Policy Studies Have Completed an Intriguing Research Study. Management Magazine Summarises Its Findings
Byline: Reg Birchfield We are getting older. And, say the statistics, young Kiwis heading offshore are making matters worse. American futurist Joyce Gioia says, of a similarly changing demographic in the United States, that employers must get...
PROJECT MANAGEMENT : From Vision to Action - Welcome to Our Completed Project: This Issue of Management Magazine; It Might Have the Hallmarks of Business as Usual (Producing the Magazine Is Our Usual Business), but the Way in Which It Goes Together Is Pure Project Management
Byline: Adelia Hallett Project management involves planning and organising the use of resources in order to meet an agreed outcome within time and on budget. It's an approach that's long been used in sectors like construction and information...
SUSTAINABILITY : New Zealand's Environment - Can We Fix It? Yes We Can
Byline: Rachel Brown The recently released Environment New Zealand 2007 report, which looks at the state of New Zealand's environment, makes for a distressing read. If not responded to it will have a knock-on effect for business. This is the...
THOUGHT LEADERS : Effective Sponsor Partnerships
Byline: Norman Wilson Sponsorships and partnerships have the potential to add considerable value to a business. The nature and benefits of a partnership need not necessarily be purely financial, though many sponsorship and charitable relationships...

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