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Large open plan office with about thirty people sitting at desks in rows of about five people

Last month I wrote about creating healthy workplace by good design, and emphasised the importance of creating a culture which encourages healthy behaviours. This can be a big ask for businesses, particularly here in New Zealand, as there are so many small businesses who have staff members covering several different roles and who are often ...

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Photograph of the central outside courtyard of the Geyser Building, Auckland

Last week I attended a Health & Safety by Design event put on by The Canterbury Safety Charter. This organisation has been influential in improving safety standards throughout the construction industry since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, resulting in significantly increased awareness and action taken to avoid accidents in an industry which previously did not have ...

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A view out of a window overlooking a green landscape

If you spend time working on a computer, the chances are that your eyes could be working harder than they need to. If this sounds like you, then read on…  I have some tips on how you can take care of your vision. “But my eyesight’s fine…” Until something happens which radically affects it, I ...

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Well designed open plan office with plants inside and plenty of windows overlooking trees outside

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to catch up with time management and productivity guru Robyn Pearce.  Robyn has been specialising in workplace productivity for more than 20 years and having seen various pieces she’s written during this time, I knew that should we ever cross paths, we would have much in common. When ...

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