June 23, 2020
#8 wire

Celebrate the spirit of #8 wire, but let the practice die

Number #8 wire, it’s the quintessential Kiwi attitude. Success on an oily rag. Us out here in the colonies, against the world. We may not have the size or the resources, but we punch above our weight. We knock the […]
June 11, 2020
Nick implements Lean at Client

Nick Brownsword on the benefit of Lean Practices

Do you want to know how Lean Practices or Continuous Improvement Practices can Improve your Productivity? Lean Practices are explained by Nick Brownsword in his Webinar at CEDA, the Central Economic Development Agency. In this webinar Nick systematically describes the […]
May 25, 2020
4 rules of productivity to redesign your business for maximum productivity

If you want to redesign work for maximum productivity, these are the only 4 rules you need to follow

Twenty years after the 4 rules of productivity were written, we go back to the future of work: standardised, connected, straightforward and always ready to be improved By Geerten Lengkeek Seven weeks in lockdown means you can ponder things. How […]
April 7, 2020

Global Lean Alliance Accelerates During COVID-19 Lockdown

The Global Lean Alliance (GLA), an initiative by Demarken Group in Australia and Productivity People in New Zealand, is gearing up for great new customer offerings post the COVID-19 lockdown. On the back of a major client engagement in the […]
April 2, 2020

One week in Lock-Down at Productivity People

We have been in official lockdown for one week now and I have taken a few minutes to reflect on what has happened during this first week. When the announcement came last Monday, we closed our office immediately. From this […]
March 25, 2020

Productivity People Offers Free Remote Support During Phase-4 Lock Down

Many New Zealand businesses have suffered already from the loss of trade with China as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Now, at the start of a 4-week lock down, many businesses are thinking about ways to survive this uncertain […]
February 18, 2020

The Eastern Bay of Plenty – A Place Where Talent Should Want to Live.

Karl Gradon from Eastern Bay of Plenty Economic Development Agency Toi EDA kicked off the first Whakatane Institute of Directors forum discussion of 2020 in our PPL office premises this week. He started with showing the usual statistics that tell […]
January 15, 2020

Kei te mahi ngātahi a Blueberry Corner me Productivity People

Kei te mahi ngātahi a Blueberry Corner me Productivity People (Blueberry Corner and Productivity People are working together) Kua whakawhanakehia e Waimātao me Liddy tētahi papa papa hei whakahaere i te whakawhitiwhiti kōrero. (Waimāteo and Liddy have developed a whiteboard […]
December 20, 2019

Thank you from (and thank you to) Productivity People

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect and thank all our supporters in our first year of operation. We’ve seen great client successes and amazing engagement across our client organisations. We’ve seen our new team form, determined, […]
December 17, 2019

When you don’t need 75 flavours of ice cream to achieve high employee engagement

Bean bags, table tennis and many flavours ice cream are purportedly the tricks rolled-out to create an environment where staff can thrive in places like Google and other leading edge employers. No such thing in the deep south of New […]