All events at this year's TechWeek will be online, which is great news. We can all have access to the full range of events from all around New Zealand. So if you haven't attended a TechWeek event in previous years, it is a great year to do so. It is all happening next week 27-31 … Continue reading All TechWeek 2020 events can be attended virtually
Have you noticed Microsoft has made a change to how you search in Outlook? This won't have happened across all users of Outlook yet, but for those with a standard Microsoft 365 for Business it is likely to be live now. There are many benefits of the modern 'software as a service' (SaaS) subscription model, … Continue reading Outlook has replaced how you search your emails…two useful shortcuts
I attended a great session on 3D printing yesterday as part of the University of Auckland's annual Raising the Bar series of talks. The event was called 3D Printing the Future by Olaf Diegel, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. I understand the session will be made available as a webinar in a week or so. UPDATE: … Continue reading Want to know more about 3D printing and its impact on the future?
In the past few weeks I have read some great articles or blog posts on COVID19 and planning. I just haven't had a chance to blog much while in lockdown. Today, after 10 long weeks my kids are back at school and I finally have some time to focus. So here is a list of … Continue reading Useful articles on COVID19 and planning
The New Zealand Planning Institute recently established a Special Interest Group called PlanTechNZ. I've been a member of the steering group progressing this initiative and we were very pleased to have been able to continue to launch the group despite the disruption of COVID19 lockdown and the postponement of the conference until next year. What … Continue reading NZPI’s PlanTechNZ group launch event
The NZPI has moved some of the CPD programme online temporarily, and this includes the Emerging Technologies and Resource Management courses I present which were scheduled for 1 May in Tauranga and 13 May in Dunedin. Given these courses are now location-independent it is a great chance to register if you missed it in your … Continue reading Course dates go ahead – get some CPD done during lockdown
Week two of our lockdown. Hopefully you are up and running from home, but it is far from normal yet, right? As the novelty wears off (or thin) check out this post for a list of eight things you may not have set up yet in your adjustment to working from home. These little things … Continue reading Work from Home – eight things for work at home success
Work from Home - overcoming your reluctance to video call. What is your hurdle to getting on a video conference? This post helps you overcome it whether its how to set up your desk, seeing your face on screen or just the unknown.
I've been working from home for a while now. Here are my top tips, adjusted to our current circumstances of a sudden mass adoption of work from home. This post covers three main themes: Establish a structure for your day Agree with your team the best ways and times to connect Lean in to the … Continue reading My Work from Home Tips – structure, communication and courage
How did we go within a week from an almost-business-as-usual life to being on day five of a nationwide Alert 4 lockdown? This time last week I started to write a blog post with some advice for those unexpectedly working from home. I didn't get to post this as the week went crazy with my … Continue reading The week that changed everything