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Visionweek NZ 2020 – day three
Visionweek NZ 2020 - day three
Sustaining NZ The COVID-19 response demonstrated New Zealand’s leadership. Our leaders looked at the science and took early and decisive action to address the threat. We need to extend this approach to address other sustainability threats and opportunities that we face. That was the overarching message that we took from ...
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Visionweek NZ 2020 – day two
Visionweek NZ 2020 - day two
Day two of #visionweekNZ highlighted the opportunities present in our tourism, technology and transport sectors to connect and create a future proof New Zealand. From new technological innovations in tourism that enables people to virtually bungy jump from their couch to improved connectiveness in our technology and infrastructure sectors to ...
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Visionweek NZ 2020 – day one
Visionweek NZ 2020  - day one
COVID-19 will be a long-running event that will require constant monitoring and response activities. This means tha there is an opportunity to reflect on and learn from our response to date, so we can do things better from this point forward ...
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Capturing lessons learned
Capturing lessons learned
COVID-19 will be a long-running event that will require constant monitoring and response activities. This means tha there is an opportunity to reflect on and learn from our response to date, so we can do things better from this point forward ...
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Building adaptive business continuity plans
Building adaptive business continuity plans
Consider your recovery like an adventure race: you, your teammates and a distant end point marked on a map. What can we learn from adventure racers that we can apply to our COVID-19 recovery?  Here are some typical adventure racing tips that we think will help you get through ...
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Recovery: Sprint, Marathon or Adventure Race?
Recovery:  Sprint, Marathon or Adventure Race?
Consider your recovery like an adventure race: you, your teammates and a distant end point marked on a map. What can we learn from adventure racers that we can apply to our COVID-19 recovery?  Here are some typical adventure racing tips that we think will help you get through ...
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Awesome ways for teams to work and play together
Awesome ways for teams to work and play together
For many people, work has a social component; we enjoy the day-to-day interactions with colleagues in the office. When that is taken away it is important to bring your team together not only for work-related meetings but for social interaction as well. Here are some ideas for ways to stay ...
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Keep looking for the opportunities
Keep looking for the opportunities
When faced with a problem or crisis, there is a natural tendency to make that our sole focus. It can be hard to stand back, be truly creative, and look for the opportunities. Opportunities come in many forms and usually take a deliberate effort to bring to fruition. It may ...
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Introducing Sophie Horsfall
Introducing Sophie Horsfall
We welcomed Sophie Horsfall to our team as a Research Consultant in early March. Sophie has a diverse background in disaster risk, environmental science, education, and tourism. Sophie thrives in multidisciplinary fields exploring different viewpoints to find novel solutions and has a passion for understanding how things work and the ripple effects ...
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Maintaining momentum during recovery
Maintaining momentum during recovery
We’re doing well but it’s not over yet. As we progress and adjust to the many places are easing restrictions during the current COVID crisis, some businesses are upping their activity. Whether this is forestry workers restarting or restaurants moving to a takeaway service, every bit helps. But we are ...
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