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Business Megatrends Demanding Change
The business world is changing at a pace faster than ever before. Customers are demanding more information and accessibility, faster more flexible responses, and higher featured products. Technological advancements are improving the way we store and share information, and shifting the direction and dynamics of business....
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Procurement Risk and Economic Performance
Global competition is increasingly about collaboration and continuous improvement across virtually all organisations in the value chain, where modern procurement plays a pivotal role....
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Accelerating Environmental & Safety Transformation
New Zealand’s global competitiveness is declining.  So the knowledge that safety and care for the environment can be used as key drivers to accelerate business performance, will come as welcome news to many Kiwi leaders. ...
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Top Tips for Achieving Exceptional Performance
The Icehouse and Spark have partnered to create a series of informative business videos from leading Kiwi business gurus. 'Words to the Wise’ features more than 40 videos covering topics such as entrepreneurship, sustainable growth, recruitment, digital marketing and tech-bases solutions....
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No. 8 Wire – Can it Fix NZ’s Under Performance?
For decades, Kiwis have been able to address any issue with our “she’ll be right” and famous number 8 wire mentality.  But is this still enough to make us World Class in today’s business environment, where international competitors get it right, first time, every time?...
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