Contents : November 2008 • Vol 55 No 10

Cover Story : Campaigning Diversity Minds wide open
How best to operate in more globalised economy? Manage an increasingly diverse workforce? Continue to attract top young talent? The winners of this year’s EEO Trust Work & Life Awards demonstrate the sort of creative adaptation needed to succeed in rapidly changing world. by Vicki Jayne

Case Study :Mining the Depths – From Australia to Invercargill
Helen Tatham visits New Zealand Aluminium Smelters’ Tiwai Point and meets some offshore imports who are happy to hone their craft in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

International Business :Indian Summer – Land of Opportunity
With more and more New Zealand firms making the move into India, Robert Smith attended the recent India New Zealand Business Forum hosted by AUT.

Business Travel :Management in Motion – Graceful Globetrotting
What does it take to manage business travel successfully? As business becomes an increasingly global occupation, Kathryn Owler discovers how four seasoned jet-setters manage their miles.

Team Work :Taking the Team to Glory – Lessons from the Don
David Parmenter talks to one of New Zealand’s most successful managers/leaders – former Black Sox softball team coach Don Tricker.

Managing Assets :Knowledge Management – It’s All About People
Competitive advantage in today’s market is more or less dream if it is not closely tied to knowledge management. NZ Management talks to an expert in the field of knowledge management, Sally Jansen van Vuuren, who leads the Knowledge Management Practice at Intergen, New Zealand’s top Microsoft provider.

Legal Trends :Lawful Implications – Act attack
In the past few years New Zealand has experienced legislative changes that have hit some companies’ coffers fairly hard. Helen Tatham reviews recent changes and looks at what might lie ahead.

2009 Professional Development Guide

EDITOR’S LETTER
IN TOUCH: Focus, Comment On Clean Energy Innovators Meet Investors in the ‘Dragon’s Den’
Rob McEwen
NZIM: Inventing Management’s Future – Kevin Gaunt

OPINION
• Thought Leader: Meeting the Needs of SMEs – john Farrar
• Politics: Political Hangovers Are Different – Colin James
• Economics: Bold Leadership is Needed – Bob Edlin

ADVICE
• Sustainability: Manufacturing our Future – Rachel Brown
• Consultation: Gaining Commitment is Critical – Kevin Gaunt
• Employment Law: The Dangers of Social Networking Sites – Greg Cain, Jennifer Jones
• Ten Top Tips: For Successful Meetings – Jasen Crompton

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