Director Sentiment Survey

The Director Sentiment Survey takes the pulse of the director community in New Zealand.

2017 Director Sentiment Survey report

The survey provides high level views sourced from a broad range of entities on business, economic and governance issues.

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The Institute of Directors with ASB are delighted to release the 2017 Director Sentiment Survey report. The survey, designed to take the pulse of the director community, shows businesses are optimistic on their own prospects. Labour quality and capability, technological and business disruption, and the time spent on risk oversight are key challenges for directors.

An overwhelming majority of boards (91%) consider stakeholder interests a high priority (up from 86% in 2016). The emphasis on stakeholder interests could also be seen in the high number of directors who considered environmental and social issues as very important to their organisation (69%). This indicates a strong alignment with global trends as stakeholder interests and ESG reporting are gaining increasing attention.

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An overview of the key trends relating to economic performance, business confidence, stakeholder interests, digital capability and ethics.

 

 

2016 survey

The survey provides high level views sourced from a broad range of entities on business, economic and governance issues.


Survey report

The Institute of Directors with ASB are delighted to release the 2016 Director Sentiment Survey report. The survey, designed to take the pulse of the director community shows strong confidence in the economy and business optimism. Labour quality and capability, technological and business disruption, and the time spent on risk oversight are key challenges for directors.
 
Nearly half of directors (47%) expect their organisation to be impacted by a major disruptive change, with barely a third (35%) saying they have the right capability to deal with their organisation’s digital future. Digital leadership will be key to business success and building board digital capability a priority for many boards.


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An overview of the key trends relating to economic performance, business confidence, stakeholder interests, conduct risk, and digital leadership.

2015 survey

The survey provides high level views sourced from a broad range of entities on business, economic and governance issues.


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The 2015 IoD NZIER Director Sentiment Survey, designed to take the pulse of the director community, says technological and business disruption, and the time spent on risk oversight are key challenges for directors.

Most directors (73%) are spending more time on risk than a year ago yet only half say they have the capacity to deal with increasing business complexity – and 47% expect to face major disruption within the next two years.



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An overview of the key trends relating to economic performance, business performance, compliance, diversity and risk oversight.

2014 survey

The survey provides high level views sourced from a broad range of entities on business, economic and governance issues.

The survey was conducted during October 2014 and we are delighted by the high level of engagement with 859 responses.

This report is an overview of the results and preliminary analysis of detailed text responses. The responses to open text questions add significant colour and detail to the issues that businesses, directors and the economy are facing. We intend to conduct further analysis in 2015.


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Directors are optimistic about the future, but red tape is an impediment to business and economic performance. Directors would like to see government focus on reducing red tape. Directors want to focus on developing the skills and capability of their own people – the key risk facing business.