The Policy Place Blog

Proposal to repeal section 7AA – a BIG Mistake!

By Kendra Beri | April 30, 2024

The Waitangi Tribunal has just released its Interim Report on the Minister for Children’s proposal to introduce a Bill to Parliament to repeal section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. The Minister’s proposal was outlined in a Cabinet paper lodged with the Cabinet Social Outcomes Committee on 27 March. Reading the Tribunal report, it’s…

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A Comprehensive Guide: Identifying and Addressing Workplace Stressors

By Kendra Beri | April 3, 2024

In today’s workplace, you can’t just focus on physical hazards.  Psychosocial hazards like work stress, conflicts, harassment and traumatic incidents must also be considered. Mental wellbeing not just physical wellbeing of staff has to be the goal of a supportive workplace. At the Policy Place, we reflect this focus for members of our online policy…

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Compliance reporting and tracking is associated with a tickbox mentality and is not as effective as a learning approach to compliance.

Learning v Compliance Reporting and Tracking

By Kendra Beri | March 20, 2024

In organisations of many types, compliance reporting and tracking have led to a compliance-driven approach to operations. However, a paradigm shift is now underway in the not-for-profit sector. Having long struggled to get staff on board with compliance and policy implementation, many nonprofit agencies are shifting from a compliance-driven approach to a learning-focused one. In…

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Onboarding staff to your policies and procedures

By Kendra Beri | March 12, 2024

When onboarding staff you need introduce them to some key policies. But can you do that without boring them to death? And can you do it in a meaningful way? Including policies in your onboarding process is important for many reasons. One, because policies and procedures help you manage risks and guide best practices in…

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Supporting informed consent

By Kendra Beri | February 27, 2024

It can be easier said than done regarding the right to give informed consent. This right is particularly prominent in members’ policies covering Privacy, Child Protection and access to health treatment.  It is supported by the policy requirement for people to be given information in understandable ways. But how do we ensure that people understand…

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Co-Governance in your organisation

By Kendra Beri | February 18, 2024

Co-governance is a misunderstood and much-maligned concept in Aotearoa/NZ.  Although the current government does not support it as the basis for our health system, co-governance will continue to be of interest to organisations committed to bicultural and Treaty-based practice. At the Policy Place, many of our clients and online members are deeply committed to Te…

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Bad or nil risk management can result in nasty surprises.

RiskManagement with the help of good policies and procedures

By Kendra Beri | January 24, 2024

Risk management is a key reason for policies and procedures  –  risks like financial mismanagement, accidents, cyberthreats, privacy. Take a broad view. No need to be afraid of risk. The wider your view of risk the better prepared you can be and the more able and confident you can feel in your business/organisation. While risks…

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Why are policies and procedures important in 2024?

By Kendra Beri | January 10, 2024

In this post, we’ll look at why policies and procedures are important for businesses and organisations in 2024.  If you don’t want to end up at 2+2=5 then you definitely need your own policies! Policies and procedures are our business at the Policy Place. We develop them and through our online system, keep them reviewed…

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Transitional & public housing development

Transitional Housing policies at the Policy Place

By Kendra Beri | November 23, 2023

If you’re a business or Not-for-Profit organisation wanting to get into Transitional Housing, The Policy Place can help you with the policies you need. Accredited & Policy Place member If you’re already a member of our online policy service and have Level 3 or above Social Sector Accreditation status, the job of getting your policies…

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Misinformation dynamics shown by image of sheep suggests following with erroneous equation.

Misinformation and Disinformation Policies and Procedures

By Kendra Beri | November 19, 2023

Misinformation and disinformation are significant hazards for a workplace. They can cause serious reputational damage and loss for a business/organisation. Good news – as a member of the Policy Place online policy service, you have policies to help minimise these risks. In this post, we’ll identify some of these policies for you to use in…

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