How to be more productive at work

How to be more productive at work

Everyone knows New Zealand would be better off making furniture (and houses) rather than exporting raw logs. While productivity is a bit of an ugly word, there’s a lot to like about creating more value in less time, or with fewer resources. When you identify how to...
Eight ways to improve your infrastructure strategy

Eight ways to improve your infrastructure strategy

The Long-Term Plan cycle sure comes around quickly! It feels like we just finished the last one, but now it’s time to think how councils can improve on their 2018 infrastructure strategies for the 2021 Long-Term Plan (LTP). I was involved in writing three...
Five ways to improve your reports

Five ways to improve your reports

Many of the disciplines of business case writing can also serve us well when writing reports. These include: digging deep to identify the root of a problem rather than focusing on the symptomstesting the viability of an idea with an open mind, rather than to persuade...