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A variety of small plants hanging on an office wall

Last week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present to everyone who attended the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Ten in Two networking event. Ten in Two gives five presenters each two minutes to present 10 slides about their business. And what a great opportunity it was, not only to let other Chamber ...

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Streamliners is one of New Zealand’s leading documentation specialists, helping other organisations to capture, share, and maintain their knowledge. They do this by providing audience and content analysis, design, writing, maintenance and publishing services. This involves most of their 57 full time and 14 part time staff members in intensive computer based work. We first ...

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Woman standing on a Steppie board at standing desk

There is a lot of media hype about sit stand desks currently and I am regularly asked by my clients whether or not to invest in one. I’ve used a sit stand desk myself for 2 ½ years, and love it, but could it really just be a fad as some people suggest? I was ...

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Last week I went up to Auckland to attend a very interesting symposium on Workplace Wellness. As someone who works intentionally to make a positive difference in workspaces, I’m delighted to say this event was run by CoreNet Global, a worldwide industry group for people working in corporate real estate and related industries such as ...

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I love my job – there are such a wide range of workplaces that I visit as I go about my business. Sometimes it may be a modern state- of- the art office, recently moved into by an organisation delighted in finding a comfortable new premises; other times it might be a newly set-up home- ...

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Picture of a vibrant red pohutukawa flower in bloom

So here we are, at the tail end of the year. The time when there’s often still so much to be done, both in and out of work. The time when, for one reason or another – such as last minute shopping or an unexpected day recovering from a great Christmas function –  people want ...

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Painting by Norman Rockwell of a trade van stuck in the street whilst making deliveries

When giving a talk at a meeting of the Association of Administrative Professionals NZ earlier this week , I was reminded of the value of art, or to be more precise, the importance of having something interesting to look at; in essence, having a room with a view. Like so many groups in Christchurch post-quake, the AAPNZ have ...

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New glass and concrete office building, Christchurch

“How did they do it”? Being out and about every day, one of the upsides of my job is that I get to see what’s going on in different parts of Christchurch. On my recent travels around relocated offices, I have seen remarkable recoveries of people, office systems and businesses in general. Given what we’ve ...

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