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Upper Hutt Leader : August 31st 2011
17 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 31, 2011 NEWS Call the Upper Hutt team on 04 528 0136 www.PORSE.co.nz Become a PORSE Educator today! Work from home and have your own children with you! If you are an extended family member, family friend or are currently providing care for pre-schoolers, PORSE offers you opportunities to support your existing care relationships. You can care for the very special children in your life while getting paid! Call us to see whether payment opportunities apply to your current situation. You can receive fantastic support via monthly PORSE Programme Tutor visits, access to PORSE Outings, social events and FREE PlaySchools. Call us today to find out more... 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HALF PRICE SUN FX Spray Tanning Full Body $26.00 (normally $52) *conditions apply FRIDAYS ONLY Offer ends 1 December 2011 3569145AL Freedom camping law good for region's parks National s candidate for Rimutaka, Jonathan Fletcher, says new legis- lation to better manage freedom camping will be good for the Hutt Valley regional parks and rest areas. The legislation will take effect in time for the Rugby World Cup. Freedom camping is an important part of our tourism industry and has its visitors calling here in the Wel- lington region, he says. The legislation gives protection to our pristine Hutt River trail and the beautiful rainforests in Kaitoke Regional Park at a time where the Ministry of Tourism has forecast 85,000 visitors nationwide. What great timing for the legis- lation to be passed by the National Government and send a clear mes- sage of clean, green New Zealand, he says. Mr Fletcher says freedom camping in New Zealand has doubled in the past 10 years. More than 150,000 campers a year visit and in turn there is an increase in complaints of pollution throughout the country. The new legislation targets camp- ers who abuse the region s parks and rest areas with human waste and lit- ter. An instant fine can now be issued by councils and the Conser- vation Department. COMMERCE COMMENT Are we having fun? HELLEN SWALES, Experience Upper Hutt director. How can I motivate my staff? Too many of us believe that everybody knows what we know. If this were true, they would be doing our job! This means that we need to think through every aspect of what we ask people to do. We need to explain what we want to happen, how we want it to happen, why it should happen and, most importantly, the results if it does -- not only for the client but also for our business and other members of staff. Often staff are in the dark, put there through the curse of assumption. Whenever business people are asked what they believe staff rate as most important in a job, the answer is invariably good salary . Yet the fact is, salary rates way down the line. What people want most of all is an interesting job. So, here is a question worth asking yourself every day. What have I done to make the jobs of my staff more interes- ting today? Sure, they are paid to do what they do day after day but, like it or not, their enthusiasm and their results will wax and wane from time to time. And when a member of staff has extracted the same infor- mation from yet another cus- tomer wanting the same product or service for the umpteenth time, it is pretty hard to remain interested. So, a good motivational man- ager/leader is going to have a pocketful of by the way thoughts, ideas and activities that can be shared with the staff just to add interest. Life is a boomerang: We get back what we put out. Just like a boomerang. If you are an enthusiastic, happy and switched-on leader, your team will tend to be enthusiastic, happy and switched on. Recognition is powerful: People will do something to get recognition more often than they will for reward. And the recog- nition does not have to be earth shattering. It is as simple as finding a reason to tell somebody that they have done something well or their idea was worth- while or that their results are great. Recognise those staff in front of their peers. After all, there is no point being told you are good if nobody knows about it! After all, it is great to feel special. Work does not have to be deadly serious. Nobody has to look like they have just sucked on a lemon. So every day, ask your staff and yourself: Are we having any fun? Then make sure you are. Find time to laugh, to see the funny side of things. Be a bit zany, a tiny bit stupid occasion- ally. Look to laugh with people, not at them. Motivation is an ongoing, con- stant activity you must work at. Motivators are not born -- they are made. And they are made by looking for opportunities to share a positive, enthusiastic attitude with the team. Remember, motivation does not bubble up from the bottom. It percolates down from the top.
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