We are always striving to 'Do it Better' in the Real Journeys group. We have recognised that celebrating our diversity and having a culture of inclusion will go a long way to helping us 'Play As One Team'.
The Diversity & Inclusion Council has coverage across all departments and locations and includes a lot of bright and talented people. They met for the first time in Te Anau on the 3rd of May 2017.
The current D & I Council members include:
Daniella Jones, Queenstown Office
Isabel Shu, Wholesale Reservations
Thomas Lundman, Te Anau Caves
Maddy Robottom, Doubtful Sound
Zack Wong, Walter Peak
Lyn Wicks, Finance
Teri McCracken, Stewart Island
Christina McCabe, Marketing
Kylie Moxham, Stewart Island
Grant Shin, Milford Sound
After brief introductions the team were greeted with a Maori welcome from Richard Lauder, Chief Executive and inducted as D&I Council members. They proudly wear the silver leaf upon their uniform for identification and recognition.
D & I Council Silver Leaf Pin
As an outcome of the meeting the council agreed on the purpose to: 'celebrate diversity and grow opportunities for inclusion.'
They also set themselves the objective to:
'Create transparent initiatives that create a holistic and happy work environment for all Real Journeys employees which will flow on to enrich our connection with customers'.
As an outcome of the first session the council have instructed the People & Performance team to deliver the following initiatives:
Matariki events across multiple locations with a focus on celebrating with friends and family
D&I dedicated page/feed on the RJ’s Career’s website – with content to flow into Shipshape - the company newsletter
The introduction of job chats that address inclusion at a personable level i.e. along the lines of ‘how is it going’
We consider these to be great initiatives and commit to their delivery.
We are one company, one team, all working together to achieve the same goals. We recognise diversity as our strength and grow opportunities for inclusion. We communicate well with each other and are open and inclusive in our dealings. We take ownership of issues and collaborate with other team members when needed. We focus on finding solutions. We enjoy each other’s company and have fun at work.