While we may have all heard of “the future of work”, for many of us, it still seemed like something far off in the future. However, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was both unexpected and far-reaching and forced many of us – whether we liked it or not – to adapt to working in the digital sphere. For those with a business to run, having a strong digital presence can be a vital marketing tool, however it can at times be a tricky world to navigate.
To help Auckland businesses find their way around the online world, Auckland’s economic development agency, ATEED, have developed a free online tool to give users a digital path to success. The tool, which was launched in the wake of the pandemic, encourages users to take an online assessment which then delivers them with a personalised action plan, linking to online resources to kickstart a digital presence.
With a focus on online marketing, people and digital tools, and website presence, the action plan will also allow users to review their performance against other businesses using the same plan, gain resources, as well as an option to share the plan with others.
Visit ateed.assessment.nz to get started.
A Journey to Diversity
You may have heard of our M2woman Journey to Excellence Live Forums, an immersive event where a panel of successful people in business talk about the issues and solutions to achieving diversity in the workplace. Currently up to its ninth series, our September panel promises to be another inspiring and informative event with practical steps discussed to take home and implement into your own workplace. Following the panel discussion is a networking hour where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss themes with other like-minded people from a broad range of industries.
If you are interested in attending with your colleagues or clients, visit journeytoexcellence.co.nz for more details.
A Passion for Compassion
A few years back, tidying expert, Marie Kondo, became a global sensation for her simple and effective tips on tidying up your home for a more decluttered and peaceful mind. And while it’s all well and good to have a mess-free home life, it’s often a different story when we step into the office.
Kondo, along with organisational psychologist, Scott Sonenshein, have just released Joy at Work, a book showing you simple ways you can improve the way you work. Helping you to find joyful ways to work, the book utilises the KonMari method in the workplace, focusing on problem areas, such as organising your desk, working through your email backlog and sparking joy in an open plan office.
With a goal to give you confidence and empowerment in your workl ife, Joy at Work will help you move on from negative ways of working and give you the motivation to create the career you want.
Joy at Work, by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein,
Published by Pan Macmillan. RRP $39.99. On sale now.