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NZBusiness+Management November 2019

NZBusiness + Management With two top business magazines combined into one digital issue, NZBusiness + Management offers a feast of information, inspiration and education for business leaders and owner managers from SME through to corporate. In Management our focus is to inspire New Zealand’s business leaders and the managers of today and tomorrow to succeed in business. NZBusiness was developed specifically for business owners, the editorial content is designed to inform, inspire and educate readers. Feature articles provide more in-depth information whilst profiles and case studies provide inspirational and aspirational content.

Country:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adrenalin Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

2 min.
spaces that work

In my long and not-so-illustrious career I’ve experienced working in a variety of spaces – in a shared office space (no partitions, just a bunch of individual desks all lined up in a big room); in my own separate ‘fish-bowl’; and in more recent years, in a quiet, suburban home office. In terms of productivity it’s hard to separate them. In a shared office the key is to be able to ‘zone out’ and largely ignore what’s going on around you. A home office requires you to do much the same, otherwise every little distraction can eat into your time (I’m talking about the cat that suddenly wants to be fed or the washing that needs to go out on the line). Perhaps the most productive environment I’ve worked in was…

1 min.
new to nzbusiness.co.nz this month:

RIDING THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WAVE SAMUEL WILLIAMS, FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF ACCELERATE DX, SHARES HIS INSIGHTS INTO WHY AND HOW KIWI SMES CAN ENSURE THEY ARE RIDING THE DIGITAL WAVE. BUSINESSES INSPIRING US ALL TO LIVE LIGHTER GEN LESS IS A PROGRAMME THAT BRINGS TOGETHER INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENT TO LIVE AND WORK IN MORE CLIMATE-POSITIVE WAYS. AI AND CYBER-SECURITY THERE’S A REASON WHY SECURITY EXPERTS PICKED 2019 AS THE YEAR IN WHICH THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HACK TAKES PLACE. PETER BAILEY EXPLAINS HOW HACKERS AND DEFENDERS ARE ARMING THEMSELVES.…

7 min.
snippets

HOW SIMPLICITY TRANSFORMED A LOSS-MAKING MEGA-BRAND WHICHEVER WAY you look at it, DHL’s turnaround from the brink of bankruptcy in 2008 to the world class performer it is today, makes a fascinating story. However, without doubt, it’s a story best seen through the eyes of the mastermind behind that seemingly impossible transformation – the remarkable Ken Allen. The former CEO of DHL Express is a no-nonsense Yorkshireman who rose from humble beginnings to reach the pinnacle of his industry, and his career, as CEO of DHL – the world’s most international company. As an expression of his drive to share his business insights, his passion for DHL, and his personal experiences, Allen penned Radical Simplicity – a book that reveals how he went about transforming what was a loss-making mega-brand into…

5 min.
perfection built on passion

2019 is a milestone year for Brent Sutcliffe. The Parnell-based jeweller, who has celebrated many of life’s biggest moments with his clientele over the years, is celebrating his 15th year in business. And when you consider the changing and challenging nature of the jewellery industry in this country that is no small achievement. Brent has always had jewellery in his blood, and followed his father’s footsteps into the profession. He completed his apprenticeship in New Zealand before working in London’s jewellery epi-centre, Hatton Garden. It’s here where his love for antique jewellery was sparked – adding a whole new dimension to his designs. London is also where Brent competed against 700 British jewellers in the British Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards and won top honours (Diamond Mounter (Jeweller) of the Year and the…

5 min.
tourism’s high achiever

For the thousands of Kiwis and tourists from all over the globe who have experienced it, Rotorua Canopy Tours is a special place. It is educational, exhilarating, and it has a deeper purpose in its work to restore the flora and fauna and promote sustainability in what was originally regarded as 500 hectares of low priority conservation land. For James Fitzgerald, who had a varied background in the tourism industry, the genesis for his eco-adventure business was the steady increase in demand for recreational activities by overseas travel agents, in the US especially, and securing a land concession from the Department of Conservation. With the original building and design quote in excess of $2 million, James was going to need a hand. And he found that hand in the form of structural…

8 min.
flexible spaces: why it’s cool to co-work

In the process of researching business stories I’ve visited a number of Auckland’s shared workspaces, and although each has a unique environment and configuration, I’ve noticed they all share a common vibe of quiet productivity; they ooze style and shout professionalism. For business owners and entrepreneurs they offer a whole new level of collaboration. While every co-working space is different, one user summed up his experience as “being amongst a community of like-minded, interesting people and businesses, which makes for a much more dynamic environment, and provides strong opportunities for networking and collaboration”. Why have shared workspaces proliferated around the country in such a relatively short time? For some answers NZBusiness caught up with Pierre Ferrandon, country manager of IWG, the flexible workspace multinational behind 16 locations in New Zealand, including two Auckland…