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How We Behave - Our Values

Every person working at the Treasury has a role in helping to achieve higher living standards for New Zealanders. The Treasury's staff bring specialist skills and expertise to the varied and complex challenges of government. We bring policy expertise and operational smarts to the table. We have the ability to pick up complex projects. We understand the power of strong stakeholder relationships so we work hard to develop and maintain them. To be successful, the values that all Treasury employees strive to uphold are:

  • Bold and innovative. We will never achieve what we want unless we generate, and act on, new ideas and challenge the status quo.
  • Passionate and ambitious.We need to attract, retain and motivate the best people, challenge them, treat them exceptionally well and keep them focused on significant work.
  • Collaborative and challenging.We must work with others to achieve our outcomes – maintaining the rigour and analytical excellence that is our traditional strength, coupled with a collaborative approach that gets things done in the real world.
  • Adaptable and focused. We do a lot of complex and important work, so we need to focus on what really matters and look beyond our own boundaries.
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