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What really matters in the workplace?

Every year we aim for our programme at PICA's Research & Insights Forum to include the latest qualitative and quantitative research applicable to building the capability of our food & fibre sectors.

At our 2021 forum in February, PICA board member Glen Mackie (Forest Owners Association) facilitated a session featuring three highly regarded researchers - each with a different area of interest. They shared their findings to help delegates understand What Really Matters in the Workplace?

What our speakers said

  • What makes a good job?
    John MacCormick, Chief Policy Analyst kaitātari matua, Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga

  • The effect of job insecurity on job satisfaction
    Emeritus Professor Philip S. Morrison, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Workplace Safety and the Future of Work in NZ
    Professor Gail Pacheco, Professor of Economics and Director of the NZ Work Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology

What our delegates said

"It was interesting to see how we have been thinking for more than 100 years that the machines will take away jobs, just to realise once again how much more real work there is and how little can be done through automation.

— Carel Bezuidenhout, School of Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University

"The forum was a well-rounded mix of everything from the statistics behind the research to people’s personal journeys in business and on-farm.

— Philippa Wright, The National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests Inc.

Learn more

To find out more, check out the researcher’s presentations.