New MPOWER sponsor

MPOWER is pleased to announce that SA Partners has become the latest organisation to sponsor theGroup.SA Partners are a global leader in providing Lean consulting and training, enabling organisations toachieve sustainable continuous improvement. SA Partners offers a range of public and in-company programmes which are accredited to Cardiff University’s internationally-recognised Lean Competency System. SA Partners’ mission is dedicated to helping Australasian organisations dramatically improve their performance and create value by adopting Lean Thinking to improve leadership, customer satisfaction, grow sales and increase bottom-line profits.

SA Partners has collaborated with MPOWER since early 2015. That year, with assistance from MPOWER, it ran a very successful Continuous Improvement Conference in early September at Massey's Albany campus, involving a number of MPOWER members as speakers. Since then, MPOWER and SA Partners have been in discussion about tailored continuous improvement training as well as MPOWER hosting a seminar by SA Partners Sydney-based director,Chris Butterworth (details to be announced). The next SA Partners-MPOWER collaboration will be a second Continuous Improvement Conference at Massey (see our 'Forthcoming' events webpage).

MPOWER aredelighted to continue working with SA Partners on 'people and work management' projects. RichardSteel, managing consultant at SA Partners, said

We have been working with the team at MPOWER and Massey for over 12 months and areexcited to join them with our endeavours and support. Our goal is to bring the best management thinking to New Zealand and look forward to getting involved!

MPOWER Newsletter

The MPOWER newsletter started in January 2014. The newsletter offers MPOWER members a chance to read about recent and upcoming events. In addition, it highlights current research information, projects and collaborations, and enables MPOWER affiliates to advertise forthcoming events or research needs. 

Please see below our published newsletters. If you would like to be added to the MPOWER mailing list so that you automatically receive the latest newsletter, please email Jane, the MPOWER coordinator.

Labour and Industry Journal

MPOWER has joined with the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW) at Victoria University of Wellington to successfully bid for the editorship of the Labour & Industry Journal. The Journal publishes research offering a multi-disciplinary perspective on social, organisational and institutional considerations and employment relations. We hope that, as MPOWER members, you'll find articles and materials in the Journal that directly relate to your people and work management concerns.

The new editorial team members are:

  • Editors-in-chief: Profs Jane Parker and Jim Arrowsmith (MPOWER, Massey) and Dr Noelle Donnelly (CLEW, Victoria);
  • Assoc. editors: Drs Christian Yao (MPOWER/CLEW), Amanda Reilly (CLEW) and Stephen Blumenfeld (CLEW); and
  • Book Review Editor: Dr Amanda Reilly (CLEW).

For more info., please consult the MPOWER website at:  Labour and Industry flyer.pdf (167 KB)

MPOWER Researcher Support Awards

Last year's MPOWER's Research Support Awards were announced at SA Partners' Continuous Improvement Conference this year. MPOWER is offering the awards again in 2017 - for more information, visit the MPOWER 'Research and Expertise' page.

MPOWER in the media

2017

  • Jane Parker on SMEs and training in New Zealand - National Business Review Special Report (24 March): NBR 24 March 2017 article on SMEs.pdf (6,033 KB)
  • Jane Parker on the Living Wage - radio interview with Mark Sainsbury (Radio Live) (February): http://www.radiolive.co.nz/What-is-fair-pay-in-NZ/tabid/506/articleID/136994/Default.aspx  

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Massey MPOWER News

MPOWER-The Warehouse Group Research Collaboration Launch

On 5 May 2015, The Warehouse Group (TWG) and MPOWER launched their research collaboration partnership.

 

MPOWER undertakes Nauru employment policy study

April 2015

MPOWER researchers, Professors Jane Parker and Jim Arrowsmith, have been funded by the ILO to provide a situational analysis of employment (policy) in Nauru. More information about the study can be found here: Nauru employment policy project (3,427 KB)


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