July 16, 2014


Survive v Thrive

Management reluctance to move on from survival mode strategies is stalling global growth, according to global consultancy CEB. Its research suggests that just six percent of the world’s business enterprises

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Where are the women?

Kiwi entrepreneurs are taking flight – well the male of the species anyhow. According to a survey just released by global workplace provider Regus, 82 percent of New Zealand business professionals reported an increase in all types of entrepreneurs in the past five years.

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Fraud’s five lessons

Organisations worldwide lose around five percent of their annual revenues to occupational fraud. Apply that to the world’s 2013 Gross Product figures and that translates to a potential total fraud of more than $4 trillion. 

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Immature mobility

When it comes to using mobile technology to drive revenue, enhance customer and citizen management and be more competitive, New Zealand enterprises are more immature than their global counterparts, according to new research from technology company Unisys.

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Digital ditherers

Worldwide companies are ramping up their digital initiatives, according to a new survey from global consultancy McKinsey.  And executives are leading the charge. 

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Bangs for bucks

And the Government has asked The Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve our public services given it has just completed an inquiry into boosting productivity in the nation’s market-provided services sector. 

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A regular mess

New Zealand's regulatory system is in a mess, according to The Productivity Commission.  Our large and complex regulatory system sports around 200 different regimes, a large number of regulatory agencies and more than 10,000 people employed to administer our regulations

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