Our slack bosses

By Rebecca Macfie In Business

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3rd July, 2010
One of New Zealand's dirtiest little secrets is that our businesses are not very well managed. No one likes to talk about it because there are no prizes for doing so. Politicians looking for ways to shove New Zealand back up the ranks of the OECD don't mention it, because they might offend their more influential supporters in the commercial world. And the leaders of business lobby groups are hardly going to question the competence of the very people who pay their salaries. But the truth is that the calibre of New Zealand managers is middling, and it's holding the economy back. ...

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