Te Reo Māori | English Remote working (Conversation set)

Crowdsource ideas for improving the experience of your remote workers.

⬇️  Download the full Te Reo Māori Remote Working Conversation Guide or view the traditional Remote working conversation set.

 

You may be familiar with our Remote working conversation set. This set is perfect for teams that work remotely and covers communication & inclusion, well-being, and setup & resources. The set can be used in isolation or combined with our culture set to prompt a variety of conversations about the remote employee experience.

 

The great news is we’ve now collaborated with Maurea consulting to translate these conversations into Te Reo Māori to form a dual language conversation set. Together with Maurea consulting, we want to help people ignite their Māori Cultural Competency in a safe, fun and explorative way, making Māori culture accessible. With a history of working with large organisations in Aotearoa and leading change through their Te Kaa programme, Maurea consulting were a natural choice as a partner for Joyous.

 

Within this conversation set, you’ll still find all of the same categories and topics as
you would in the traditional Remote working set; however, questions will be presented with both their English and Te Reo Māori translations.

 

The intent of these dual-language conversations is to help people in Aotearoa positively identify with Māori culture. They will also help people who want to improve their Te Reo Māori as we are able to present the two languages side by side in Joyous.

 

Here is the full conversation set.

 


Te Mahi ā-tahi | Remote working

Ngā Whakapānga me ngā Whakaurunga | Communication & Inclusion

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

He pai noa taku whakawhiti kōrero me aku hoa kaimahi.

I am able to communicate well with my co-workers. 

Kei te pēhea ngā whakawhitinga kōrero i waenganui i tō rōpū?

What has communication been like with your team?

He pai noa taku mahi tahi me aku hoa kaimahi.

I am able to collaborate well with my co-workers.

He aha ētahi āhuatanga e ārai ana i a koe ki te mahi tahi me ō hoa kaimahi?

Is there anything that is limiting your ability to collaborate with co-workers?

Ahakoa kei te noho wehe, e rongo tonu ana au i te tūhononga.

I feel connected to my team despite the separation. 

He aha ngā mea whakatūhono i a koe ki tō rōpū?

What helps you feel connected to your team?

He māmā noa ki a au te whakaputa i ōku whakaaro ki ngā hui.

I find it easy to contribute during meetings. 

He aha ētahi āhuatanga e whakakahore ana i tō whai wāhitanga mai?

Is there anything that gets in the way of contributing?

E whai wāhi ana au ki ngā hui a [wāhi mahi].

I feel included in [org] ceremonies. 

He aha tētahi mea he mahinga mā mātou e whai wāhi ake ai koe?

What is one thing we can do to ensure you feel included?

Ka whai wāhi au ki ngā whakataunga a te rōpū.

I am included in team decisions. 

He matapakitanga, he whakataunga rānei e hiahia ana koe te whai?

What is the best way to include you during decision-making processes?

Te Oranga | Well-being

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

E tautokotia ana, e whakamanatia ana au ki te mahi mai i te kāinga.

I feel supported and empowered to work remotely. 

He aha atu anō ētahi āhuatanga e tutuki pai ō mahi?

Is there anything you need to help you work successfully?

Ka manaakitia au e tētahi ia te wā, ia te wā.

Someone at work regularly checks in on me. 

E hia nei ki a koe ngā wā me haere mai tētahi ki te tirotiro ki a koe?

How often do you like to be checked in on?

Ka noho au ki te paramanawa i a au e mahi ana.

I take regular breaks throughout my workday. 

He aha ētahi āhuatanga whakapōrearea ia koe i ngā wā e paramanawa ana koe?

Is there anything that gets in the way of you taking regular breaks?

He hāneanea tonu aku whakaritenga mahi i te kāinga.

My remote work setup is comfortable.

He aha ētahi āhuatanga e hāneanea ake ai tō noho mai ki te kāinga?

Is there anything that would make your remote work setup more comfortable?

E koa ana au i ngā whakaritenga mahi i a au e mahi i te kāinga.

I am happy with how things are going while I work remote.

He aha ētahi āhuatanga e pai ake ai tō noho mai ki te kāinga?

Is there anything we can do to make your remote experience better?

He māmā kia whakarērea atu aku mahi i te mutunga o te rā.

It is easy to separate myself from my work at the end of my workday.

He aha ētahi āhuatanga e kore nei koe e taea te wehe mai i tō mahi?

What are some things you do to separate your work and home life?

Ngā Whakaritenga me ngā Rawa | Setup & Resources

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

E mārama ana au ki ngā mahi me tutuki i a au e mahi nei i te kāinga.

I know what is expected of me while I work remotely. 

He pātai rānei āu mō ngā kawatau e pā ana ki ō mahi?

Do you have any questions about your work expectations?

Kei a au ngā taputapu me ngā rauemi e tika ana mō te mahi ki te kāinga.

I have the equipment and resources I need to work remotely. 

He aha atu anō ētahi āhuatanga e pai ake ai tō whakatutuki i ō mahi?

Is there anything that would help you do your job better?

E wātea mai ana ngā whakamōhiohio e tika ana kia tutuki pai i a au aku mahi.

I have access to the information I need to perform my job well. 

He aha atu ētahi whakamōhiohio e whai hua ai koe?

Is there any further information that you would benefit from?

Kei te pai ngā tirohanga ki aku mahi e kainamu nai nei.

I have good visibility of upcoming work. 

He aha te huarahi pai kia whai tirohanga mō ngā mahi e kainamu mai ana?

What is the best way to create visibility of upcoming work?

Kei a au ngā pūrere me ngā tūhonotanga e tika ana kia tutuki i a au aku mahi i te kāinga.

I have the devices and connectivity I need to work remotely. 

Ka pā mai rānei he uauatanga ki a koe mō ōu pūrere me ngā tūhonotanga?

Do you ever experience any issues with your devices and connectivity?

E tūwhera ana ngā ara tika ki te whakaputa i ōku whakaaro.

There are great channels to share my thoughts and ideas. 

He aha te huarahi pai māu ki te whakaputa i ō whakaaro?

What is the best way for you to share your thoughts and ideas?