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What is culture … really? - by guest author Shane Michael Hatton

This blog post has been reproduced with the permission of author Shane Michael Hatton. Learn more about Shane’s work at the end of this post.

Have you heard the story of the three goldfish?

It was originally told in a commencement speech delivered by David Foster Wallace in 2005 at Kenyon College, later published as an essay titled ‘This Is Water’. It quickly became one of his most read pieces of work.
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Want to keep up to date with business info while on the move?  Have a look at the podcast blog in which we’ve compiled a list of podcasts related to business. 

Recent American research found that :
  • Podcast listeners have grown almost 30% in the past three years.
  • Podcast listeners tune in an average of eight shows per week.
Here’s a few that will interest our business community.
Find your next favourite podcast

Ever feel you’re the wrong person in the job and one day you’ll be found out?

You might have a case of imposter syndrome. Have a look at our resources on how to overcome those feelings.
Learn more

News and reports
Beyond Recruitment’s Economic & Labour Report 2022/23 has been released and can be downloaded.

According to the press release; With talent availability at an all-time low, employers across New Zealand are focusing on staff retention, finding new ways to engage employees and building comprehensive benefit packages.
The 2022 KPMG New Zealand CEO Outlook can now be downloaded.

This report provides unique insight into the mindset, strategies and planning tactics of New Zealand CEOs in comparison to leaders in the rest of the world. 
BNZ Seeks New Zealand’s Next Market Success Stories 

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has launched a nationwide search for New Zealand’s next market made success stories. With four prizes up for grabs, the Market Made competition is open to any small business run in a farmers, craft, weekend, or artisan market across New Zealand, and with aspirations to take their business to new heights.
Kiwibank aims for $100m in sustainable business loans this financial year 

State-owned Kiwibank is looking to help reduce carbon emissions with $100 million in small business loans this financial year.
Fletcher Building Introduces Gender Affirmation Leave And Transitioning At Work Guidelines 

To help raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and diversity in the workplace, Fletcher Building is marking International Coming Out Day by announcing the introduction of 10 days paid Gender Affirmation Leave and Transitioning at Work Guidelines to support employees who are gender transitioning.
New NZ Post depot in capital as company invests $200m to lift capacity

New Zealand Post has opened a new depot in Wellington to meet growing demand. Chief executive David Walsh said the super-sized depot would use state-of-the art technology to scan and sort parcels fast.
Monday 24th October is Labour Day, a public holiday.  

If you are working, or employing others to work on this day, check out your rights and obligations at Employment NZ
With the days getting a little lighter, longer and warmer take a break and check out Pōneke’s first purpose-built community Calisthenics park 

Physical wellbeing is important to everyone, whether employer or employee. 
If you live and work in the Mount Victoria area you might be interested in adding a new dimension to your exercise regime.
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New books: Books on computing 
Microsoft Excel 365 bible

"Your personal, hands-on guide to the latest and most useful features in Microsoft Excel 365

Excel 365 is Microsoft's latest cloud-based version of its world-famous spreadsheet app. Powerful and user-friendly, it's an ideal solution for businesses and people looking to make sense of--and draw intelligence from--their data."
(Adapted from Catalogue)
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Microsoft Excel 365 bible
Windows 11 simplified
Windows 11 simplified

"Learn Windows 11 quickly, easily, and with expert help from a tech education master

Windows 11 Simplified is your from-scratch beginner's guide to the ins and outs of the latest version of Windows. It's fully updated to include all the coolest new features of Windows 11 and offers a highly visual roadmap - complete with tons of screenshots and illustrations - to Windows 11 mastery. You'll get up to speed on the basic, and not-so-basic, features of Windows 11 with plain-English instructions and step-by-step screenshots that walk you through every technique you need to know to make Windows 11 do what you want it to do."
(Adapted from Catalogue)
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Interesting articles: Two views on the quiet quitting trend

Get Ahead of ‘Quiet Quitting’ By Embracing Individual Passions 

Disenchanted employees are vowing not to 'go extra' when it comes to their work, but if leaders re-invigorate them with opportunities to learn and pursue passions, there is hope.
Is 'quiet quitting' just doing your job? 

As a tight labour market gives workers more negotiating power than they have had in a long time, some employers are lamenting the rise of “quiet quitting”.
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