As a wonderful example of collective action, I was delighted to read this in Newsroom this week:
The CEOs of the five organisations have been meeting virtually twice a day over the past two weeks; BusinessNZ has embedded a member of its staff, Phil Love, in the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment; and MBIE reciprocated by assigning it a senior person. This structure has enabled them to escalate issues rapidly and to resolve them. “And some of the ministers have been very, very willing to get involved. As collaboration goes, this has been pretty good,” O’Riley says.
“I haven’t seen that sort of pace before. People are being driven by wanting to get announcements out there, wanting to give people confidence. There’s also been plenty of candidness. Some of the formality of the interaction with the public sector has disappeared. It could be a good model to continue – less hui, more doey.”