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Tamika's specialist area is culture and communication, or how people get work done. She is known for connecting different parties with the opportunities and issues around them to formulate and clarify their purpose. From research and analysis to facilitation and communication, she believes we can make much more of our potential and effort when we reflect on our worlds and come together as humans in association.
The thesis for Tamika's PhD in sociology was “Workplace meetings: Following the Action in Making Organisation Around the Table”. Influential on Tamika's practice are ethnometholdogy (especially Harold Garfinkel), Rolland Munro, Bruno Latour and actor-network theory, and when conducting research, David Silverman.
Tamika has worked with large and central government agencies. Most recently building a common approach to continuous improvement for New Zealand's state sector, with a team based at the State Services Commission.