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The Policy Place Blog

Performance assessment

NZS 8134.3.3 is a standard that has to be met by health and disability services.  It sets out criteria for good policy and procedures. When assessed against these criteria the Policy Place gets top marks.  See for yourself:
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Are you missing out? Is good policy what you need?

Are you missing out on the benefits of having good up-to-date policies and procedures?  In this post, we look at the value of good policy and procedures for organisations of all types. If you want to get more out of your operating expenses and want more time to spend on other things, then read on.…
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Kia mauriora te reo Māori

Could you achieve 85 per cent of your staff and board valuing te reo Māori? Did you know we have a new Māori language strategy to achieve that as a nation? Already achieved that goal? Consider a language plan to support 85% of your staff and board to speak te reo Māori.  We all have a…
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Words for people not processes!

Hōkai Rangi – the new Corrections Strategy 2019-2024 - sets out an awesome kaupapa/vision for Corrections in the future. It also reflects on problems in the current system. Language is one of the problems. Some terms commonly used in the corrections system are dehumanising eg “muster.” It reminded me that some language we use in…
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Get that makimaki/monkey off your back

There's been a lot of change in law, policy and practice recently affecting social, health and disability services. There is likely to be more. In this post, we overview some key changes to consider when reviewing and updating your organisation's policies and procedures. If policy review and updating feels like a makimaki/monkey on your back,…
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