Here’s Nikki’s presentation for those of you who couldn’t see the little writing from far away - or those of you who couldn’t fit in the full house!Read More
3Mile Coworking Code of Conduct
To create a positive and safe environment, we've outlined a code of conduct for everyone who uses the coworking space. This includes not only the use of communal desk space but also the use of meeting rooms and the participation (either as an attendee or an organiser) of any events taking place on our premises.
The aim of 3Mile is to help entrepreneurs to start, run and grow their business, providing a space to create, and collaborate and concentrate and to encourage other business owners in the Wairarapa to connect with each other and learn.
By respecting the space and each other, you can benefit from a great working environment plus also contribute to the success of 3Mile for everyone. Please:
Leave desks, break-out areas and meeting rooms as you found them
Eat food at your desk, the sofas or in huddle spaces but avoid smelly food
Put all rubbish in the bins, recycling in the tubs and organic waste in…the organic bin!
Clear up all your messes and wash up all your cups/plates
Do not sleep on the premises, you'll be rudely awoken!
Use headphones to make calls as far as possible, keep your volume low
Do not do anything illegal on the premises, we won't bail you out of prison
Refrain from abusive, discriminatory, harassing, intimidating or derogatory behaviour and speech towards all other co-working members or 3Mile staff
Be mindful of those around you. If you witness unacceptable behaviour (of any degree) or someone in distress, help if you can or report it to a coworking colleague our our team.
Be mindful of our neighbours - don't leave anything gross in the toilets, don't make massive noise along your way to the toilets, don't traipse through their shop on your way to your desk etc.
Use of facilities
Locker keys remain the property of 3Mile Ltd and must be returned on the final day of the membership subscription period, failure to do so will result in a charge
Appropriate use of the internet is expected - be mindful of downloading files that may slow down the wifi and try and avoid excessive or unnecessary use (e.g. streaming Netflix all day in Super HD)
Guests are welcome if you buy them a day pass - for fire and safety reasons, ID may be required
The 3Mile team reserves the right to eject anyone from the premises if they are suspected of breaching these terms. Ejections are final for that day, and disputes can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On 13th February we held one of our regular professional/personal/business development workshops at 3Mile. Hosted by the fantastic Iain Matheson, it was small but perfectly formed - and this blog post has been written to make sure that the nuggets are not lost!
As per the comments from one (of the three!) participants (more feedback from Andy on our meetup page);
Our group today was quite small -- three of us were there. But I thoroughly enjoyed that -- we were able to have a rapport-building fireside chat about Management Consulting, and make genuine contact. I felt I got to know two local Management Consultants well enough to be able to spot opportunities for them and to be aware of our congruences. I'm keenly aware of the limitations inherent with being a one-man band, and delighted to learn there are others like me "out there" in the Wairarapa.
So yes, you missed out! But, while you’ll never get the gold EXACTLY again - here’s Iain’s notes for your reading, learning and professional development pleasure. We know there’s heaps of management consultants out there so feel free to spread the word.
1: Attached is an electronic copy of my professional development framework that we discussed.
NZ Guide for Aspiring Certified Management Consultants (1st edition) which I authored for IMCNZ in 2017
https://www.imcnz.org.nz/copy-of-body-of-knowledge (2nd edition coming later this year). Includes a range of material including info on:
· The International Council of Management Consulting Institute’s competence framework;
· Low or no cost professional development resources e.g. management consulting books, articles, websites, blogs, and podcasts;
· Overseas and online professional development programmes; and
· New Zealand professional development programmes and support.
2: The management consulting competences assessment tool co-developed by IMCNZ that I talked about (free), where you can assess yourself against others in the world, is at www.assessmyconsulting.com
3: I also recommended Gallop’s Clifton Strengths assessment (aka StrengthsFinder), to identify and build on your strengths (their primary premise is that this is more productive and that you should either worry less about, or be more accepting of, your weaknesses).
I believe about 20m people have taken this assessment to date and it basically ranks their 34 Strengths for you. As each of the 34 has an identified domain (Strategy Thinking, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Executing), I also find it useful to look at how the domains as spread across the 34 and to pay attention to the strengths in my weaker domains and build on these too as these changes tend to stick better).
The website, and the materials that you get with the assessment are pretty comprehensive, so while you can get coaching on this and help with the interpretation, doing it yourself on the website will be fine for most people (US99.99) at https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/
4: Finally, the Institute of Management Consultants NZ has regular meetings and events in both Wellington and Auckland. We do have a few Wairarapa members, and with a few more the establishment of a Wairarapa chapter could be a definite possibility. However, we’d need more that 3 people to turn up to an event!!. Their website (currently being redeveloped but should have most information that people will need) is at http://www.imcnz.org.nz/ and the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (CMC-Global) is at https://www.cmc-global.org
If I have missed anything, or you need something else, please let me know.
Dr Iain Matheson, Principal Consultant/Researcher, Matheson Associates Limited, Director, Research Centre for Better Outcomes from Fostering and Residential Care, Adjunct Lecturer in Evaluation Research, Massey University School of People, Environment, and Planning
Skype: mathesoniain Twitter: mathesoniain1
So it all started with this picture, brought into 3Mile in about week two of our opening:
I pretended to the man who brought it in, who I’d not met, that I needed to check with the team before we hung it - despite it being beautifully on brand colour wise, breathtakingly awesome and inspiring like nothing I’d seen before - I was stupidly nervous it’s drama wouldn’t suit the community. And two minutes later I ran out to his car, told him I’d called them and we would LOVE to hang it. I hadn’t called them of course, I just came to my senses and practically ripped it out of his hands and hugged him. And that’s how Martin Doyle and I met.
We celebrated hanging his picture via our Facebook page, and two days later it was sold. So Martin brought another. And it sold. And then another - and I bought it before it could sell - and another. Etc.
Most of Carterton knows that Martin can be found at Regent58 now and then, and because of my husband’s love of good ale and random conversations I was finding myself there more and more. So one night, blame it on the session ale, I said ‘when we’ve finished the renovations in the back room, please paint a wall, I can’t bear the idea of hanging more of your art only to see it leave’. He may or may not have said OK. But I took it as a yes and this happened next:
Martin asked me - do you have an idea of what you want? Fair question. I had no useful answer, so just asked him to evolve it - like all great ideas, see what the environment gave him, what the community could contribute and just that it be bold - like we want to be at 3Mile.
And then came almost three weeks of work. Coworkers got to watch as the mural evolved, and more than that, found themselves named on the wall (Carly!) and included in the imagery.
Martin has written a full statement about the finished piece - and you MUST read it. In it he outlines the complexity represented, the unpredictability, challenge, endeavour, resourcefulness, cooperativeness, and humour of human life.
“The whole artwork is an image of mental creativity, very messy in itself in a very messy world. Other natural processes of change are indicated in the mural eg evolution of fish and other morphing figures. Despite the huge amount of imagery and verbiage on display, I have tried to create a sense of a theatrical orchestration of elements. It’s a coarse circus of ambition and action, purportedly culminating in a victorious final lift-off on wings of smiling bananas. What a way to end! But the painting effectively asks, “Is it the end? Or is everything we’ve been through, all that’s shown, just the beginning?”.
I personally love that the mural also makes use of physical elements on the wall or beside it, including a figure reaching towards a high, inaccessible power point (thanks to the sparkie for not moving it, once it was included in the mural!) and a piece of electrical wiring as part of a painted umbrella handle.
It’s an honour to have the work ‘hanging’ in 3Mile, and there couldn’t be a better way to bring the new collaboration and meeting space to life. I hope we can help the world notice Martin’s amazing work by featuring it (I don’t think any pictures of workshops in that area could be taken without a little piece of the mural sneaking in! and our Wairarapa Times-Age ran a feature on the work)
- and hey, I guess 3Mile is in Carterton to stay, we’re not leaving this art behind!
>>>Check out Carly Webber’s beautiful photo diary of the mural being made here.
And come to see the work at our open-2-view on Friday 7th December, 5pm. RSVP here.