CONTENTS : April 2008 • Vol 55 No 3

Cover Story : GIVING BUSINESS KIWI SPIN – World Famous In New Zealand
As more and more New Zealand companies can trace their parentage to foreign shores, Ellen Read takes look at what it takes to run Kiwi company with foreign ownership – the challenges and the rewards. It takes careful communication, regular contact and proven success according to the New Zealanders leading local businesses for global companies.

Case Study : COOPERATING FOODSTUFFS STYLE – Striking balance
Foodstuffs is the biggest player in the New Zealand grocery market, enjoying dominant market share and seeing off challenges from the Australian-owned Progressive Enterprises group. But as Robert Smith discovers, when you are cooperative and the members of the board are also the owners of your stores, what goes on at the highest level of the company is often defined by what is occurring on the shop floor.

Human Resources : FUN AT WORK – Fad or Serious Business?
‘Work’ and ‘fun’ may not be words traditionally uttered in the same breath. However, recent research suggests that ‘fun’ is exactly what today’s employees want. Given New Zealand’s tight labour market, it would seem worthwhile to investigate whether driver like ‘fun’ is mere fad, or something that could have serious implications for retaining and attracting talented staff. Kathryn Owler takes look.

Face to Face : Lynette Stewart – It’s the People
As CEO of the Te Tai Tokerau MAPO Trust and chair of the Northland DHB, Lynette Stewart plays pivotal role in health provision for Northlanders and for her it’s all about putting people at the centre of policy. by Vicki Jayne

Human Resources : REMOTE WORKING – It’s About Trust
Offering employees the flexibility to work away from the office is increasing in popularity. It can provide cost benefits for employers and can help attract and retain quality staff but it also presents set of unique management challenges. Steve Hart takes look at the increasingly popular arrangement.

Conferences : SUSTAINABLE CONFERENCES – Take Only Your Memories,Leave Only Your (Non-Carbon)Footprints
Beyond the folk dancing, have the Greens got something to teach us about conferencing? by Adelia Hallett

EDITOR’S LETTER
IN TOUCH News, trends, people
THOUGHT LEADERS: PRODUCTIVITY: THE MISSING LINK Katherine Percy
POLITICS: MODERNISING LABOUR IF IT LOSES Colin James
ECONOMICS: LEARNING ABOUT OUR ECONOMIC BACKBONE Bob Edlin
BOOK REVIEWS Reg Birchfield, Ian F Grant, Ellen Read
NZIM: Gavin Johnson
SUSTAINABILITY: HOW CLEANER AIR POLICY CAN MAKE IT DIRTIER Peter Neilson
CONSULTATION: KEEPING FEEDBACK CONFIDENTIAL Kevin Gaunt
TEN TOP TIPS ON BUILDING MORE RESILIENT WORKPLACE Jamie Ford

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