Te Reo Māori | English COVID Check-in (Conversation set)

 

Organizations can use questions from this set to check in with their team members about whether they are set up to work successfully through lockdowns and how they are coping with changes to their normal work routines.

 

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 COVID Check-in 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 are some question options to choose from.

 


For all team members

This is a generic set that should feel applicable enough to everyone in case dividing up your participants is too challenging from a data management perspective.

Communication

Ka tae mai ngā whakapānga mai a [wāhi mahi] e pā ana ki te mate urutā i ngā wā katoa.

I'm receiving regular communications from [org] about the pandemic. 

He pātai anō āu e pā ana ki ngā whakahaeretanga a [wāhi mahi] i te mate urutā?

Any questions about how [org] are dealing with the pandemic?

kei te mārama au ki te āhua o āku mahi hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei.

I understand what my work situation looks like for the upcoming weeks. 
He pātai anō āu mōu ake?

Do you have any questions about your specific situation?
Kei a au ngā taputapu e tika ana mōku ki te whakapā atu ki aku hoa kaimahi.

I have the communication tools I need to stay in touch with co-workers.
He take rānei āu e kore ai koe e taea te whakapā ki tētahi atu o ōu hoa kaimahi?

Is there anything limiting your ability to communicate with co-workers?
He pai ki a au ngā mahi a [wāhi mahi] me āna whakaritenga mō te mate urutā.

I feel comfortable with the way [org] is responding to the pandemic. 
He māharahara anō āu mō ngā whakahaeretanga a [wāhi mahi] ki te ārai atu i te mate urutā?

Do you have any concerns about how [org] are responding to the pandemic?
Kei te mōhio au ki hea whakaarahia ai aku pātai me aku āwangawanga e pā ana ki te mate urutā.

I know where to raise questions or concerns I have about the pandemic. 
He pātai, he raru rānei āu e pā ana ki te mate urutā?

Do you have any questions or concerns about the pandemic?

Check-in

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ahakoa ngā whakararu o te wā, kei te pai noa iho au.

I'm coping well considering the circumstances. 

Kei te pēhea koe?

How are you doing?

Kei te manaakitia au e tētahi i te mahi.

Someone at work is regularly checking in with me.
Me pēhea nei te aromātai i a koe?

How often do you like to be checked on?
Ahakoa te waitau o ēnei wā nei, kei te ora tonu au.

I feel well supported despite these unsettling times.
He huarahi rānei e taea ai e mātou kia tautokotia koe?

Is there anything we can do to help you feel more supported?
Kei te pai noa taku tiaki i a au anō i te wā noho rāhui.

I'm taking good care of myself while in [lockdown]. 
He aha āu mahi ki te tiaki i a koe anō?

What have you been doing to take care of yourself?
Kei te mōhio ki ngā mahi me mahia kia haumaru ai, kia ora ai au i ngā wā o te mate urutā.

I know what to do to keep myself safe and healthy during the pandemic.
He pātai rānei āu e pā ana ki tōu ake haumarutanga i tēnei wā nei?

Do you have any questions about keeping safe during this time?

 


For team members working from home

These questions are suitable for team members working from home. If you have a mix of team members in different situations you can either target each group with different questions or choose to go with the question options from 'For all team members'.

Enablement

Kei te mōhio au ki ngā mahi me whakatutukitia i a au e mahi nei ki te kāinga.

I know what is expected of me while I work from home. 
He pātai āu e pā ana ki āu ake tikanga mahi?

Do you have any questions about your work expectations?
Ka taea e au te panoni i aku whakaritenga mahi kia taea ai ngā āhuatanga noho ki te kāinga.

I'm able to work flexibly to accommodate my home life needs. 
He aha te huarahi pai ki a koe mō te mahi ki te kāinga?

What's your ideal way of working while you work from home?
Kei a au ngā mea tika mō aku mahi ki te kāinga (taputapu, hangarau, utauta, pūmanawa rorohiko, pūnaha, pārongo).

I have the essentials I need to work from home (tools, technology, equipment, software, systems, information).
He aha atu t/ētahi āhuatanga tautoko i a koe ki te whakapai ake i āu mahi?

Is there anything that would help you do your job better?
Kei te tautokotia, kei te whakamanatia au i roto i aku mahi ki te kāinga.

I feel supported and empowered to work from home.
He aha atu t/ētahi āhuatanga tautoko i a koe kia angitū ai koe i roto i āu mahi?

Is there anything you need to help you work successfully?
Nā runga i ngā whakaritenga ki te kāinga, ka taea au te mahi ki tāku i pai ai.

My home situation allows me to work the way I want to. 
He take rānei kei te kāinga e whakararu ana i a koe ki te whakatutuki i ngā mahi?

Is there anything at home that's limiting your ability to work successfully?

 Communication

Ka tae mai ngā whakapānga mai a [wāhi mahi] e pā ana ki te mate urutā i ngā wā katoa.

I'm receiving regular communications from [org] about the pandemic. 

He pātai anō āu e pā ana ki ngā whakahaeretanga a [wāhi mahi] i te mate urutā?

Any questions about how [org] are dealing with the pandemic?

Kei te mārama au ki ngā mahi me whakatutukitia i ngā wiki e haere mai nei.

I understand what I need to be working on over the coming weeks. 

He pātai anō āu e pā ana ki ngā whāinga mahi hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei?

Any questions about your work objectives for the coming weeks?

Kei au ngā taputapu e tika ana e taea ai au te whakapā atu ki aku hoa kaimahi.

I have the tools I need to effectively communicate with co-workers. 
He aha ngā āhuatanga e whakararu ana i a koe i roto i āu whakapānga ki ō hoa kaimahi?

Is there anything that is limiting your ability to communicate with co-workers?
Kei te mārama au ki ngā whakaritenga e whāiatia nei e [wāhi mahi] hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei.

I understand how [org] expects to operate over the coming weeks. 
He pātai āu e pa ana ki ngā whakaritenga mahi a [wāhi mahi] hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei?

Any questions about how [org] expects to operate over the coming weeks?
Ahakoa tā mātou noho wehe, kei te pai tonu ta mātou mahi tahi ki a mātou anō.

I've been able to collaborate effectively with co-workers despite being separated. 
He aha ngā āhuatanga e whakararu ana i a koe i roto i āu mahi ngātahi me o hoa kaimahi?

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

Check-in

Ahakoa ngā whakararu o te wā, kei te pai noa iho au.

I'm coping well considering the circumstances. 

Kei te pēhea koe?

How are you doing?

Kei te pai noa taku tiaki i a au anō i te wā noho rāhui.

I'm taking good care of myself while in [lockdown]. 
He aha āu mahi ki te tiaki i a koe anō?

What have you been doing to take care of yourself during this time?
Kei te tautokotia nuitia ahau i au e mahi nei.

I feel well supported while I work. 
He kaupapa rānei w whai tautoko nei koe?

Is there anything you need help with?
Ahakoa ngā panonitanga mahi, kei te ora tonu taku wairua.

I've been able to keep in good spirits despite the changes to my work situation. 
Kei te pēhea koe i roto i ngā panonitanga o nā tata nei?

How are you coping with all of the recent changes?
Kei te pai noa aku whakaritenga mahi me te kāinga hoki.

I'm managing to balance the demands of work and home life. 
Me aha mēnā ka ara mai tētahi āhuatanga me panonitia mō te āhua ki āu mahi o mohoa nei?

What if anything needs to change about the current way you are working?

 


 For team members working on site

These questions apply to team members that are continuing to work on-site and are not working from home.

Enablement

Kei a au ngā taputapu me ngā rauemi e tika ana kia tutuki tonu aku mahi i te wā o te mate urutā.

I have the tools and resources I need to continue working during the lockdown. 

He aha atu ngā āhuatanga e pai ake ai tāu mahi i ō mahi?

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

Kei te haumaru ahau i a au e mahi ana i te wā o te mate urutā.

I feel safe to continue working during the pandemic. 
He take rānei āu kia kōrerotia e pā ana ki tō noho haumaru, ki ō mahi rānei?

Any concerns you would like to raise about your safety or ability to work?
Kei te mārama ki au ngā whakatūpato kia haumaru ai au i te mahi.

I understand the precautions I need to be taking at work to keep myself and others safe. 
He pātai āu e pā ana ki ngā pānui mataaratanga hou?

Do you have any questions about the new precautions?
Mārama ana te takoto mai o ngā tohutohu mo ngā mahi me tutuki i ngā wiki e haere mai nei. 

I've been given clear guidelines around my expected workload for the coming weeks. 
He pātai, he take rānei āu e pā ana ki āu mahi?

Do you have any questions or concerns about your workload?
Mārama ana i ki a au ngā whāinga mō ngā wiki e haere mai nei.

I've been given clear objectives and expectations for the upcoming weeks.
He pātai rānei āu e pā ana ki āu whāinga me ngā whakatutukitanga hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei?

Any questions about your objectives and expectations over the coming weeks?
Kei te tautokotia nuitia ahau i au e mahi nei.

I feel well supported while I work. 
He huarahi rānei e taea ai e mātou kia tautokotia koe?

Is there anything we can do to help you feel more supported?

Communication

Ka tae mai ngā whakapānga mai a [wāhi mahi] e pā ana ki te mate urutā i ngā wā katoa.

I'm receiving regular communications from [org] about the pandemic. 

He pātai anō āu e pā ana ki ngā whakahaeretanga a [wāhi mahi] i te mate urutā?

Any questions about how [org] are dealing with the pandemic?

He pai ki a au ngā mahi a [wāhi mahi] me āna whakaritenga mō te mate urutā.

I feel comfortable with the way [org] is responding to the pandemic.
He māharahara anō āu mō ngā whakahaeretanga a [wāhi mahi] ki te ārai atu i te mate urutā?

Do you have any concerns about how [org] are responding to the pandemic?
Kei te mārama au ki ngā mahi me whakatutukitia i ngā wiki e haere mai nei.

I understand what I need to be working on over the coming weeks. 
He pātai anō āu e pā ana ki ngā whāinga mahi hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei?

Any questions about your work objectives for the coming weeks?
Kei te mārama au ki ngā whakaritenga e whāiatia nei e [wāhi mahi] hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei.

I understand how [org] expects to operate over the coming weeks. 
He pātai āu e pa ana ki ngā whakaritenga mahi a [wāhi mahi] hei ngā wiki e haere mai nei?

Any questions about how [org] expects to operate over the upcoming weeks?
Kei te mōhio au ki hea whakaarahia ai aku pātai me aku āwangawanga e pā ana ki te mate urutā.

I know where to raise questions or concerns I have about the pandemic. 
He pātai, he raru rānei āu e pā ana ki te mate urutā?

Do you have any questions or concerns about the pandemic?

Check-in

Ahakoa ngā whakararu o te wā, kei te pai noa iho au.

I'm coping well considering the circumstances. 

Kei te pēhea koe?

How are you doing?

Kei te pai noa iho taku whakahaere i aku mahi.

I'm managing to stay on top of my workload. 
He aha t/ētahi o ngā āhuatanga o āu mahi e whai tautoko nā koe?

Is there anything we can do to support you with your workload?
Kei te manaakitia au e tētahi i te mahi.

Someone at work is regularly checking in with me. 
Me pēhea nei te aromātai i a koe?

How often do you like to be checked on?
Ahakoa ngā panonitanga mahi, kei te ora tonu taku wairua.

I've been able to keep in good spirits despite the changes to my work situation. 
Kei te pēhea koe i roto i ngā panonitanga o nā tata nei?

How are you coping with all the recent changes?
Kei te pai noa taku tiaki i a au anō i te wā noho rāhui.

I'm taking good care of myself while in lockdown.
He aha āu mahi ki te tiaki i a koe anō?

What have you been doing to take care of yourself?

 


For team members who are unable to work

These questions are suitable for team members that are unable to work from home or work on site. 

Clarity

Ka tae mai ngā whakapānga mai a [wāhi mahi] e pā ana ki te mate urutā i ngā wā katoa.

I'm receiving regular communications from [org] about the pandemic.

He pātai anō āu e pā ana ki ngā whakahaeretanga a [wāhi mahi] i te mate urutā?

Any questions about how [org] are dealing with the pandemic?

Kei te mārama ka pēhea au e utua ai i roto i ngā wiki e haere mai nei.

I understand how I'll be financially compensated during the coming weeks.
He pātai āu e pā ana ki ō utu pūtea?

Any questions about your financial compensation?
Kua kōrerotia au mō taku tūranga mahi ki [wāhi mahi] hei ngā rā ki tua.

I've been assured of my future employment with [org]. 
He pātai rānei āu e pā ana ki tō tūranga mahi ki tēnei kamupene hei ngā rā ki tua?

Do you have any questions about your future employment with the company?
Kei au ngā taputapu whakapā katoa e pai ai taku toro atu ki ōku hoa kaimahi.

I have the communication tools I need to stay in touch with co-workers. 
He take rānei āu e kore ai koe e taea te whakapā ki tētahi atu o ōu hoa kaimahi?

Is there anything limiting your ability to communicate with co-workers?
Ahakoa te waitau o ēnei wā nei, kei te ora tonu au.

I feel well supported despite these unsettling times.
He huarahi rānei e taea ai e mātou kia tautokotia koe?

Is there anything we can do to help you feel more supported?

Check-in

Ahakoa ngā whakararu o te wā, kei te pai noa iho au.

I'm coping well considering the circumstances. 

Kei te pēhea koe?

How are you doing?

Kei te manaakitia au e tētahi i te mahi.

Someone at work is regularly checking in with me. 
Me pēhea nei te aromātai i a koe?

How often do you like to be checked on?
Ahakoa ngā panonitanga mahi, kei te ora tonu taku wairua.

I've been able to keep in good spirits despite the changes to my work situation. 
Kei te pēhea koe i roto i ngā panonitanga o nā tata nei?

How are you coping with all the recent changes?
Kei te pai noa taku tiaki i a au anō i te wā noho rāhui.

I'm taking good care of myself while in lockdown.
He aha āu mahi ki te tiaki i a koe anō?

What have you been doing to take care of yourself?