Month: May 2020

How to survive from the stresses of modern life knowing stress is non-negotiable

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin Stress is basically coping with change. Our minds adapt to situational change very protectively. The default setting for the human brain is one of defensiveness, it has had to be for our survival, protecting us from predators and the natural disasters that have long dominated our …

How to survive from the stresses of modern life knowing stress is non-negotiable Read More »

Covid-19 and trade of personal protective equipment

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin Covid-19 triggered a global hunt for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators revealing a major weakness of the globalisation that guaranteed the availability of more convenient products. As far as PPE is concerned – e.g. face masks, gloves, goggles – this is used by healthcare workers …

Covid-19 and trade of personal protective equipment Read More »

We need a new approach for economic recovery to begin

New Zealand business needs a new approach from Government to industry development, regulation, projects and procurement if the economy is going to start to recover. In the media during the COVID-19 we have called for a new recovery playbook by Government to give businesses the flexibility to recover and thrive, and potentially increase their productivity. …

We need a new approach for economic recovery to begin Read More »

Opportunities in Automation and Digitisation in Manufacturing Post Covid-19

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on economic activity both in New Zealand and overseas. Some manufacturing plants and warehouses that were not on the essential services list were forced to cease operation under Alert Level 4. When we moved to Level 3 and more manufacturers could …

Opportunities in Automation and Digitisation in Manufacturing Post Covid-19 Read More »

Shovel Ready: Don’t Lose Sight of the Longer term for NZ

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin While the EMA was one of many organisations submitting a list of shovel-ready projects to the Infrastructure Industry Reference Group (IIRG), we also believe it’s important not to lose sight of strategic goals in favour of the short-term boost. Covid Recovery Ministers Shane Jones and Phil …

Shovel Ready: Don’t Lose Sight of the Longer term for NZ Read More »