Executive Update

Executive Update eNewsletter

The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 23rd September 2011

In this issue

Dairy beloved – yesterday’s two big economic announcements show that without our cows, New Zealand’s insipid economy would be in much worse shape … Hay Group has identified the six most significant trends it believes will affect managers over the next 20 years … we need to harden up if we are really serious about getting more women into senior management positions … and in our Last Word Sir Paul Callaghan says when it comes to “egregious hypocrisy – we do it better than anyone”. 
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A record shattering year for dairy industry

Two reports released yesterday gave measures of the farm sector’s healthy contribution to the national economy. Fonterra’s report on its impressive financial results and record payout for the year had more sizzle than sluggish GDP growth figures from the official statisticians. Executive Update’s economics correspondent Bob Edlin reports.
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Better times ahead economists say

Despite weaker than expected GDP growth for the June quarter most economists expect the economy to continue to recover despite global risks.
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Six key global trends impacting leadership

Global management consultancy Hay Group has identified the six most significant trends that it believes will affect managers, their organisations and employees over the next two decades, and the key competencies required of successful future leaders.
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Changing companies minds about women

Leaders who are serious about getting more women into senior management need hard-edged approach to overcome the invisible barriers holding them back, says McKinsey & Co.
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Open plan offices may stifle creativity

Research has found that some open office layouts designed to enhance creativity may in fact lead to subversive practices as employees seek to stake their territory in various ways.
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Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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