2019 TEAM GOLD FINALISTS....
Dream Team Schemes
RIVAL Wealth offers financial advice to clients around the country from its HQ in Masterton. Continued business growth means more staff - managing both requires some clever thinking.
“Flexibility is vital, and a key part to our success,” CEO Carissa Fairbrother (pictured right) explains. “So the team has come up ‘The Rules’ – which set out the philosophy and the practicalities of how we roll.”
The rules range from always delivering on promises and confidentiality being paramount, to the importance of open communication, comfy chairs and coffee. “The last rule - ‘Stay in bed if there’s no custard in your cronut’ – is just as important as the others,” Carissa smiles.
Profit Sharing & Caring
ENGEO is not your typical geotechnical engineering and environmental consultancy – they’re professional, reliable, and customer focussed, but they’re also dynamic, innovative and creative, and know that letting their people shine is best for their business and their clients.
“Our people don’t report to leaders, leaders serve their team,” Wellington’s Office Leader Karen Jones (pictured) says. “It’s an upside-down pyramid!”
There are around 100 staff working in five locations around NZ, and all own shares in the company through ENGEO’s Employee Share Ownership Programme. “We're passionate about this as it signals to all our staff, regardless of their position, that they are integral to our success,” says Karen.
BRADLEY PROJECT MANAGEMENT
They Get Sh*t Done!
BPM delivers projects nationwide across many sectors – hospitality, residential, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and government – and has a workplace culture built around personal development and wellbeing.
“We want break the stigma that construction’s ‘harden-up, pie and coke’ industry,” founder Dan Bradley (pictured) says. “A large part of our business focus is on physical and mental wellbeing.”
In their most recent Nourished and Strong six-week challenge, team members completed 16,323 minutes of exercise in 40 days and lost 29% body fat across the team. 80% of the BPM team are also Mental Health First Aid certified with mental health provider CoLiberate.
Boost is a software development and Agile consulting company and wants to be the best place to work in New Zealand – which is why they’ve adopted Worldblu’s Freedom at Work organisational model.
“I realised decision-making should happen as close as possible to the work or the data,” CEO Nathan Donaldson (pictured) says. “Since focusing the Wordblu principles the whole team is knocking it out of the park!”
The only certified Wordblu freedom-centred workplace in Oceania, Boost this year achieved its highest team happiness scores ever and not coincidentally doubled revenue in just one year.