The policy creating tool
Within your policy you may like to outline ways in which your organisation plans to promote and teach courage and resilience to your staff. Have a think about including the following aspects of Mana Tū/Moemoeā:
- It is important that all management have and set high expectations on all staff, no matter who they are or what position they are in. It is imperative that all staff know that management truly believe that they can succeed in their mahi (work)
- Adopting a set of values or competencies within your policy that underpin everything you do as an organisation would be very beneficial. Using competencies like ‘manaakitanga’ (care and respect), ‘whanaungatanga’ (relationships), rangatiratanga (leadership), ako (teaching and learning) and tangata whenuatanga (knowledge of place). You could even use these themes!
- Have an appraisal system in your organisation that is non confronting and works alongside your workers in order to achieve success. Your Māori staff may want to include Māori values and tikanga in this process
- You need to ensure that your environment promotes physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. For example, opportunities for short physical activity breaks like a short walk (physical), opportunities to discuss non work related topics in a safe environment (emotional), and opportunities to engage in mindfulness activities (spiritual)
- The members on the leadership team need to be seen as role models and people that staff will feel comfortable to approach. Guides or mentors are much better names than bosses or management.