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  • Here at Milford, we’ve moved from being focused on employee engagement, to how we can get everyone involved in continuously improving our business. We aren’t concerned with just “how do you feel” - we’re actually getting to the underlying information that helps to strategically steer the organisation.

    “When you make it everyone's job to drive the business forward, you get more a more involved and fulfilled team. That’s what we’ve realised since using AskYourTeam.”

    Across the energy sector, there’s been a cultural shift over the last decade. At Contact Energy, that meant an overhaul of processes and leadership around health and safety. The result? A huge change in organisational culture.

    “Our people are more empowered to make their own decisions, and assess risk - without the fear of blame or judgement if things go wrong.”

    “AskYourTeam allowed Oil Intel to easily distinguish what areas employees felt needed to be improved.

    AskYourTeam enabled us to pinpoint those areas that were most important to our people”

    Read how Smith&Smith achieved better productivity and business performance by taking the guesswork out of leadership.

    “As a leader I don’t guess anymore. I know exactly what to focus on to get the biggest improvements out of my team.”

    Read how Swanndri built a more collaborative workplace and accelerated their growth curve with AskYourTeam.

    “It allows for everyone to have an equal voice, not just management or the vocal few.”

    Learn how the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce built a culture of continuous improvement with AskYourTeam.

    “It reinforces that continuous improvement is a really important part of any business.”

    Find out how Pipfruit NZ built a more confident and connected membership with AskYourTeam.

    “I haven’t found any other system that offers a more comprehensive methodology to survey our members.”

  • Gender Balance in Business

    Wednesday, 6 March 2019

    The race is on, for men and women to work together, to unleash the power of gender equality in business, politics, media coverage and wealth across the world. Diversity of thought informs better decision making. We know it’s good business.

    New Zealand women are nailing tertiary qualifications, being “over-represented in all post-graduate and under-graduate degrees in the past decade." But it’s a different story when they hit the workforce.

    Women make up 27% of the directors on NZX/S&P50 boards. Our gender balance stats are improving, albeit slowly, as a growing awareness of diversity kicks in.

    According to an EY report, research confirms that women drive 70-80% of all consumer spending world-wide through a combination of their buying power and influence. Influence including the decision-making behind another person’s purchase decision. 

    In the same report, it was found that gender is the most powerful determinant of how we see the world and everything in it. It’s more significant than age, income, ethnicity, or geography. Therefore, if women make up a significant portion of your customer base, they should be represented on your management team.

    The truth is, a lot more work is needed to level the playing field for women and men, in New Zealand business.

    A brand-new World Bank report into Women, Business and the Law has revealed only six countries in the world give men and women equal legal work rights. New Zealand is not one of these. New Zealand scores lower in the index based on 3 measures:

    1. We do not have a law that mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value

    2. We do not have paid paternity leave

    3. We do not have a law establishing explicit pension care credits for periods of childcare

    Providing an anonymous feedback channel in the business space is one way of addressing the imbalance of gender bias in the workplace. Look around you. How can you spark the momentum for better business in a gender balanced world?

    AskYourTeam is proud to sponsor the #IWD2019 Hawke’s Bay High Tea organised by Chartered Accountants to celebrate the global movement for gender balance. 

    For more leadership thinking and insights, watch four inspirational New Zealand women leaders talking about what makes a great leader.

    #BalanceforBetter #CharteredAccountantsANZ

  • Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2019 Report

    An intensifying combination of economic, social, and political issues is forcing HR and business leaders to learn to lead the social enterprise - and reinvent their organizations around a human focus.

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    Diversity & Inclusion: Anonymity key to overcoming unconscious bias

    Diversity and inclusion are priorities for every HR pro today, but too often we shy away from conversations about the biggest barrier to creating more inclusive organisations - unconscious bias.

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    Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2017 Report

    Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends survey of leaders from around the world identifies the critical trends shaping the HR agenda.

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    Becoming Irresistible: A New Model for Employee Engagement 

    Josh Bersin, Principal with Deloitte Consulting, on why the traditional employee engagement survey - devoid of modern, actionable solutions - has passed its used-by date. 

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    AskYourTeam for Business

    We analysed the world’s top leadership models to understand what the most successful businesses have in common. Then we built an independently-verified system to help you get to the heart of how your business is doing in each of these make-or-break areas. Find out how AskYourTeam generates breakthroughs in business performance.

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    AskYourTeam for the Public Sector

    We’ve created a system especially for public sector organisations that assesses performance against the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) and Leadership Success Profile (LSP) models. Find out how you can take your organisation from good to great with AskYourTeam for the Public Sector. 

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    AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations 

    No matter the industry or the size, all membership organisations face similar challenges around growth, retention, and nurturing active involvement from their members. Find out how you can create a voice for your members with AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations. 


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    AskYourTeam for Local Government

    In consultation with EquiP, we've developed a system especially for New Zealand’s Local Government sector. AskYourTeam for Local Government optimises the underpinning processes of the Local Government Excellence Programme. Download the ebook to find out how AskYourTeam can transform your council.

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