Auckland Event Recap: Building a World-Class Culture –The power of values

18 AUGUST, 2016

A couple of weeks ago we had an incredibly inspiring morning hearing from some of New Zealand’s brightest leaders. We were joined by Theresa Gattung (My Food Bag), Greg Muir (Tru-Test Group), Angela Buglass (Trilogy International) and Raymond Dobbe (World Moving). 

Each of our panelists shared stories from their past and present business endeavours. They focussed on how they’ve each helped shape world-class cultures at their organisations. We heard about challenges their companies face and how their personal philosophies inform the way they lead their people. 

From left to right: Aaron White (Business Director Ocean Design), Greg Muir (CEO Tru-Test Group), Theresa Gattung (Founder, My Food Bag), Angela Buglass (CEO Trilogy International) and Raymond Dobbe (Founder and Managing Director, World Moving)

From left to right: Aaron White (Business Director Ocean Design), Greg Muir (CEO Tru-Test Group), Theresa Gattung (Founder, My Food Bag), Angela Buglass (CEO Trilogy International) and Raymond Dobbe (Founder and Managing Director, World Moving)


Event Recap: Building a World-Class Culture –The power of values

22 August, 2016

Culture and values are a hot topic in business at the moment. But how are the best New Zealand organisations building World-Class cultures and how are their values guiding them on this journey? What are they focussing on and what challenges are they facing? We invited, Sam Gadd (Humankind), Tom Trolove (Framingham Wines), Mandy Simpson (NZX) and David King (Ryman Healthcare) into Ocean to explore all this and more.


The culture hierarchy

13 june, 2016

We’ve established that posters are killing internal values and organisational rituals help people to embody your culture every day. But what else are great organisations doing that OK organisations aren’t? How are they behaving? What play book are they following? How do they define and then create a culture where people deliver on the organisations most fundamental beliefs every day?


Are values relevant in this day and age?

26 MAY, 2016

One of our Ocean Brand&Culture team posted a blog last week on how, in our opinion, the values poster is killing internal culture. One of the questions posed by a reader of that post asked if organisational values are still relevant in this day and age?


The values poster is killing internal culture

13 MAY, 2016

Values can be inspiring but rarely are the transformative for a business. Too many companies struggle to imbed their values within their business. Why?

TAGS: LEADERSHIP, CULTURE, VALUES


The Cultural Advantage

20 April, 2016. Posted by jeremy dean

I’m on a mission to help leaders create inspiring cultures, engage their people, and ensure they avoid the mistakes of those who’ve never quite achieved moving beyond superficial conversations about culture. 

Conversations about culture can be paralysing for many leaders....

TAGS: Leadership, Culture


What great leaders have in common

13 Jan 2016

What separates mere leaders from the great leaders?

TAGS: Leadership