NC - All in this Together

National Conference 2012

At the end of August Resene Automotive & Light Industrial held a National Conference in Rotorua. What was special about this conference was the fact that it was the first time ever that all staff attended. To ensure minimum disruption of supply to our customers the 38-strong Sales team overlapped attendance on Saturday afternoon and evening with the 29 Support team members from across New Zealand for a team building exercise and the DuPont Refinish Awards evening. The rest of the time that each group attended was filled with product training, information and strategic planning sessions and discussion groups.

The DuPont Refinish Awards evening held at the Rotorua Convention Centre was a milestone in itself where we could celebrate achievements and milestones with all 65 staff in attendance. Our invited guests that joined in the celebrations were surprised to see genuine delight in teammates winning awards. Mike O'Sullivan, General Manager for Carboline ALTEX Coatings, our sister company under the Resene Group umbrella said he was "surprised to discover that people were celebrating winners at their tables only for him to realise that they were not from the same stores."

Larry Fallowfield, RALI General Manager said that feedback from the RALI staff clearly indicates that the conference was essential to ensure that we are all on the same page going forward, but also an opportunity to give voice to their ideas and suggestions.

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