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Navigating the art of change

Prime minister John Key and Air New Zealand head Rob Fyfe are among the judges of a new business award scheme launched this week.

The Grafton Art of Change Awards judging panel is focusing on on individuals, teams and organisations that have successfully dealt with change in their businesses.

There are three award categories: managing change in an organisation; leading through change; and a ‘special’ change award for an individual or organisation that has done something extraordinary involving change.

Some of the challenges nominees could have faced include having to create a new market for a good and/or service, needing to refocus the business to meet changing needs of customers or driving cultural changes.

“We’re often faced with challenges we need to overcome and as Kiwis we’re pretty good at doing it tough and doing it well. We’re taking change out of the shadows, putting the stories of triumph on display for all to learn from and celebrate in,” says Grafton managing partner Ken Brophy.

Nominatons close on March 2. Organisations, teams and individuals can nominate themselves or nominate others.

Award winners will be announced at on the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Auckland on May 10.