The science of kindness – Navigating the pandemic together

We were recently struck by comments in the media that some individuals felt that the government’s message to “Be kind” felt patronising after all this time. It got us thinking about what kindness is and what it means to us, as a society, and how it is often confusing [...]

2020-08-21T09:59:37+12:00August 20th, 2020|

Supporting your people to thrive in our “new normal”

As New Zealanders adjust to life outside of lockdown, we’ve had a range of conversations with employers and employees around how workplaces will proceed in the "new normal".  For some, where we find ourselves right now is pure bliss – no more being “cooped up” at home, intentionally being [...]

2020-06-15T14:31:59+12:00June 15th, 2020|

Redefining productivity in a flexible working world

Lockdown was a crash-course in flexible working for many of us. In a matter of days, thousands of New Zealanders were forced to pull together a slapdash attempt at a home office with limited resources (and sometimes questionable ergonomic support). We learned how to juggle team meetings, emails, and [...]

2020-06-12T11:26:52+12:00June 11th, 2020|

Out the other end of lockdown: What can we take with us?

New Zealanders everywhere are rejoicing as we lift COVID-19 restrictions. But, if you have bittersweet feelings about lockdown ending and moving into Level 2, you can count yourself among the many. While the last two months might have been hectic for some (kudos to all you working parents with [...]

2020-05-18T09:11:29+12:00May 15th, 2020|