October 7, 2020
systemic behavioural change

How to achieve ongoing contact tracing and other systemic behavioural change

With Auckland coming down to level 1, there is discussion around the question: are we able to maintain our safe habits of contact tracing and mask wearing, which will enable New Zealand to deal with any subsequent outbreak swiftly and […]
October 1, 2020
eye contact

“Work is a Contact Sport” – My Challenge to the Tech Industry

Like most of you, I like to make eye contact when I interact with people. Human connection is what creates understanding, solves problems, incites action, and provides meaning in life. In work too, you connect and make contact with people. […]
September 29, 2020
Productivity Performance

Productivity Performance and Capability go Hand in Hand

Productivity Performance? How many reports does it take to raise sufficient awareness for purposeful and decisive action to overcome New Zealand’s productivity paradox and return our country to the road to prosperity? Last week I presented at a New Zealand […]
September 24, 2020
Tauranga Business Awards

Tauranga Business Awards – Launch on 3rd August 2020

September 23, 2020
An unexpected productivity loss

Unexpected Productivity Loss after Newbuild – Who can afford this?

A purposely build production facility is a large capital investment generally build with the aim to improve productivity. It is therefore unfortunate that an unexpected productivity loss worth 10% -15% of the capital investment value typically occurs after a commissioning […]
September 18, 2020
opportunity to make change

Ka Mate Kainga Tahi, Ka Ora Kainga Rua

I have been attending Te Reo Maori classes this year and in light of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori language week) I like to share how this newfound wisdom connects with the philosophy of Productivity People. One of […]
September 10, 2020
Discovering Why

Discovering WHY – The Relevance of Simon Sinek’s Classic Talk in Times of Covid-19

We recently had our team get together for a couple of days to take time away from clients and direct our gaze inwards to reflect on our own business. I think I am not saying anything new when I state […]
September 4, 2020
lift New Zealand's productivity

Kiwi firms reaching for the frontier – the role of leading organisations to lift New Zealand’s productivity

Productivity People were invited to make a submission on an issues paper by the NZ Productivity Commission. As the Commission states, these are extraordinary times: “New Zealand is facing the prospect of a significant economic shock from the spread of COVID-19. […]
September 2, 2020
Productivity Workshop

Whakatane’s Productivity Growth Workshop New Date: 22 October

August 26, 2020
a leader's mindset

“You are the weather”: a leaders’ mindset to creating an engaged team

A leader’s mindset that is optimistic, trusting, friendly and open will create better team engagement and team performance than a leader who is moody, gloomy, disinterested, and self-serving. It takes self-awareness for a leader to determine who they are at […]