Inclusive workplaces for kaimahi Māori – Summary report

One of MBIE’s actions in te Mahere Whai Mahi Māori is to research how workplaces can be more inclusive for kaimahi Māori. The research was undertaken by Professor Jarrod Haar, Associate Professor David Brougham and Professor Maree Roche and they have prepared the research report linked below. The summary report prepared by MBIE is based on their research findings.

In this section

The research

This section outlines the context for the research and the approach that was undertaken.

The key findings

This section presents 5 themes identified by the researchers through analysis of the interview and case study findings. The following section in this summary presents implications for businesses wanting to create inclusive workplaces for kaimahi Māori.

Implications for businesses

This section draws on the findings from the research and presents implications that may assist businesses in creating inclusive workplaces for kaimahi Māori.


In conclusion, for kaimahi Māori, inclusion means a sense of belonging and feeling accepted and valued in the workplace. The research notes that it can be important in attracting and retaining kaimahi Māori.

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This document is a guide only. It should not be used as a substitute for legislation or legal advice. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information in this document, or for any errors or omissions.

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March 2024