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'Zombie firms' complacent about disruption: Suncorp New Zealand Business Success Index

Results of the second Suncorp New Zealand Business Success Index reveal that despite an overall increase in business confidence, companies are not prepared for the impact of disruption.

'Zombie firms' complacent about disruption: Suncorp New Zealand Business Success Index

Results of the second Suncorp New Zealand Business Success Index reveal that despite an overall increase in business confidence, companies are not prepared for the impact of disruption.

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Employee experience is more than just hiring the best people

Samantha Gadd, the successful business owner of Humankind, talks about the important elements for attracting great employees.

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How automation will enhance the importance of human capital

Samantha Gadd, one of our From Risk to Reward panellists in Auckland and the successful business owner of Humankind, talks about how automation will impact human capital.

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Are we confident enough?

Suncorp New Zealand’s research earlier this year showed that 25% of respondents think New Zealand businesses lack ambition. Do you agree?

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Hiring or training: How do you find the right people?

In our research, having people with the right skill set was identified by 87% of businesses as a key factor that supports or hinders business success – the highest response on any factor. But is it better to ‘buy’ skill, or to make it?

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Mixing urgency with good decision making

Making good decisions fast is often critical for business success, but many business owners are worried that speed hinders their ability to make good choices.

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Is New Zealand really that risk-averse?

Suncorp New Zealand’s recent research implied that New Zealanders aren’t keen to take on risks – but I respectfully disagree.

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Is our 'Number 8 Wire' mentality holding New Zealand back?

We pride ourselves on an innovative, 'Number 8 Wire' mentality. But if 58% of businesses believe that we’ll lose that culture through growth, could the idea that growth stifles innovation be holding our SMEs back?

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What motivates New Zealanders: success - or passion?

78% of NZ businesses value work life balance more than growth – but what’s really motivating us?

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Suncorp New Zealand research shows Christchurch businesses lead New Zealand's attitude to risk

A Suncorp New Zealand survey has revealed that Christchurch businesses are more confident about taking risks than the rest of the country.

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Enabling growth through company culture

Nearly half of our survey respondents believed that it’s hard for larger businesses to retain company culture. How can we build business cultures that will thrive through growth?

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Suncorp New Zealand talks to Wellington businesses about the impact of human capital on success

A survey of New Zealand businesses commissioned by Suncorp New Zealand has revealed that their view of success is not defined by growth - challenging the theory that bigger is best.

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Business growth: The sum of its parts

We can break down terms like growth to get a better understanding of where we are succeeding, and what we might need to do as businesses to achieve our goals.

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Taking and mitigating business risk

Our research showed that New Zealand businesses don’t feel confident making good risk decisions – but our panel doesn’t agree. Watch the video

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Is access to people or funding holding NZ back?

The Suncorp Business Success Index showed that access to people and funding are two of the top four factors for business success – we asked our panel what they thought. Watch the video

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How important is growth?

Over one third of New Zealand businesses said that they have no ambition for growth – we asked our panel how important they thought growth ambition was for business success. Watch the video

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How do you balance work and play?

78% of New Zealanders say they think that work-life balance is as important as growing their business. We asked our panel how they balance work-life and play.

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Kiwi businesses want to work smarter, not harder

We commissioned UMR Research to produce From Risk to Reward: The Business Perspective, and the results told us some interesting things about the way New Zealanders want to do business.

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Does business growth stifle innovation?

See what our panel thinks about innovation and whether business growth helps or hinders our Kiwi ingenuity.

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The Business Success Index explained

When Suncorp New Zealand launched its ‘From Risk to Reward’ research in June 2017, a key output from the research was the inaugural Business Success Index.

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Suncorp New Zealand launches inaugural Business Success Index

A survey of New Zealand businesses commissioned by Suncorp New Zealand has revealed that their view of success is not defined by growth - challenging the theory that bigger is best.

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