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of NZ CEOs are somewhat or very confident about revenue growth over the next three years.
of NZ CEOs are concerned about the availability of key skills in the workforce.
of NZ CEOs say cyber security is strategically important for their organisations.
New Zealand’s CEOs are adapting to an era of unprecedented digital change that’s reshaping the relationship between customers and companies, and breaking down the walls between industry sectors. This ‘marketplace without boundaries’ is full of disruption and prompting CEOs to question the very business they’re in. See what our CEO Bruce Hassall has to say about the speed of this technological change.
When you look at the various technologies – social, mobile, data analytics or the cloud, for example – where you focus your efforts will be driven by the type of business that your organisation operates in. But mobile technologies are seen as the most strategically important for New Zealand organisations right now. Learn from our CEO Bruce Hassall has to say about the digital tools your strategy needs to succeed.
Today, entering an agreement with suppliers or even customers is fairly standard and becoming the norm. But we are seeing Chief Executives form a wider range of alliances with perhaps the most surprising being with competitors.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to any organisation’s future success. Diversity isn’t just about the type of people in the workforce; it’s about diversity in strategies to source, develop and retain talent. A one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t work at a time when CEOs want to increase headcount but have concerns about the availability of key skills remain top of mind for CEOs. See what our CEO Bruce Hassall has to say about where diversity initiatives are adding value for New Zealand’s businesses.
Our New Zealand findings show CEOs are less positive about the outlook for the global economy with 47 per cent believing the global economy will improve, down from 63 per cent last year. Yet optimism remains when it comes to their own companies, with 88 per cent of New Zealand CEOs either somewhat or very confident of their own revenue growth prospects this year, down one percentage from last year.
Those are just some of the key findings of our report, where we asked chief executives about a number of key issues, including strategic partnerships, talent and diversity, growth and where they see value in their digital investments.
More than 60 New Zealand business leaders responded to our online survey and we interviewed another nine prominent chief executives to find out their thoughts on opportunities and threats, the global trends transforming business, and how they're connecting with customers and new markets.
Overall, we found that CEOs are displaying a sense of optimism despite the picture they’re painting this year of an increasingly fluid and disrupted business environment. They’re adapting to an era of unprecedented digital change that’s shaking up traditional industries and prompting some of their peers to question the very business they’re in.
You can read our full analysis, first-hand CEO interview summaries and explore all the data by downloading our report.
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