Through this report, our aim is to contribute to understanding of the Māori business sector and provide a voice from an audience that is not often researched, yet occupies a unique place in New Zealand’s business life.
Most importantly, however, our goal is to share practical business tips to support Māori business leaders in navigating their current and most pressing ārai – barriers. Our 2023 Report summarises tips under five key themes highlighted by Māori business leaders:
“What really stands out is that the majority (79%) of Māori business leaders are focused on planning for the near future (next 1-5 years)”
“This short-term focus is in contrast to what is perhaps a natural tendency for Māori business leaders to focus on intergenerational horizons – as highlighted in our previous reports. The change in focus is likely an impact of present economic challenges, along with disruption from recent flood events, which are driving Māori businesses, like many others, to give priority attention to their current business performance and short-term commercial objectives. Supporting this, 52% of respondents have placed more importance on financial performance over the past year.”
– Angela Edwards, BDO Māori Business Sector Leader
BDO Wellbeing & Business Performance Index – BDO Te Rangahau o ngā hauora pai.
Our bi-annual report explores the relationship between business performance and wellbeing in businesses leaders across New Zealand, including Māori business leaders. See our latest findings and read the report here.