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From Risk to Reward
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?Read more >
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?Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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?Read more >
What motivates New Zealanders: success - or passion?
78% of NZ businesses value work life balance more than growth – but what’s really motivating us?Read more >
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.Read more >
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?Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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