IPANZ works to support the development of a high performing Public Sector, respected and valued by New Zealanders.

News

17 May 2021

Demonstrating that Staff are Valued

Public Service Pay Guidance 2021
Every employee needs to know that good work is valued in their workplace. For employees to go the extra mile they need to know they are appreciated for the service they give, whether in management, backroom offices or the front line.

News

25 March 2021

A Note from Our President - April 2021

Copied from our current (April 2021) Public Sector Journal Is soft power our super-power? Just this week, the Global Soft Power Index 2021 was published. New Zealand was recognised as the fastest rising nation in the new rankings, reflecting the way we have collectively responded to COVID-19. Now, like me, you may have had no idea that the Global Soft Power Index even existed and may share my scepticism of indices run by brand management firms. However, it did trigger some thoughts. “Soft power” is defined as the ability for a country to use its reputation, networks, and standing to have influence around the world. It is about being able to attract, build, and mobilise networks of people. It is the opposite of might-based “hard power”.