The Future of Business

The Committee for Canterbury is exploring the future of Canterbury at 1.5 million people. So, what could business and ‘work’ look like at that time? I would like to explore the future of business by firstly considering our current NZ situation. According to the NZ Treasury (see http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/forecasts/befu2017/befu17.pdf) , we are in an ongoing period of strong economic performance, with this forecast to continue in the medium term. In short, the economic metrics continue to look positive in our so-called “rockstar economy”. Some other interesting statistics also accompany these economic figures: 1. We have an unprecedented prison population of...

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