Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

We lead new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

Diversity — are you trying to get it right?

Organisations that build cultures that require people to do the right thing in regards to culture, gender, sexuality, function (disability) etc, create behaviours governed by fear. People will avoid engagement in order to stay safe, because they’ll be scared of getting it wrong.

Nobody wants to be shamed, blamed, attacked, punished or made fun of.

12 November 2013

Roast Busters — the blame-shame machine alive and well

It’s easy for middle NZ to scream foul at the behaviour of the “Roast Busters”, blaming and shaming them. Not as easy, though, to realise these boys are a product of their environment.

6 November 2013

James Parker — an example of how society fails everyone

Watching events unfold around James Parker’s arrest, trial and, this week, his sentencing with preventative detention for the sexual violation of 20 boys over many years, I have felt an … Continue reading

16 August 2013

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