Bankwest Future of Business: 2016 Leadership Report


07 July 2016

The Future of Business Series: Leadership Report has revealed that leadership spend is on the rise, diversity in leadership is still an issue being faced by a lot of Australian businesses, and businesses are using unique tactics to develop Gen Y to be the leaders of the future.

Close to half (48.2%) of female leaders feel they have been overlooked in the past for a management position because of their gender, while the vast majority (86.7%) of open members of the LGBTI community feel this way.

Download the report to learn more about the key leadership innovations being introduced, along with case studies from small and medium business owners about what leadership means to them.


Report details

  • This report has been prepared by CoreData on behalf of Bankwest.
  • The research was conducted between 6 May and 15 May 2016 via an online quantitative survey of approximately 50 questions, developed and hosted by CoreData.
  • The quantitative research was supplemented by two qualitative in-depth interviews which formed the basis of the case studies.
  • The sample is comprised of 500 respondents, including those in C-suite and senior management positions within small and medium sized businesses.

Targeted businesses

The targeted businesses met the following criteria:

  • Annual turnover of up to $250 million.
  • From the following industries: Accommodation and food services, Administrative and support services, Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, Arts and recreation services, Construction, Education and training, Electricity, gas and water supply, Finance and insurance, Health care and social assistance, Information media and telecommunications, Manufacturing, Mining, Professional, scientific and technical services, Public administration and safety, Rental, hiring and real estate services, Retail trade, Transport and storage, Wholesale trade.

The information contained in this report is of a general nature and is not intended to be nor should it be considered as professional advice. You should not act on the basis of anything contained in this publication without first obtaining specific professional advice. To the extent permitted by law, Bankwest, a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL/Australian credit licence 234945, its related bodies corporate, employees and contractors accepts no liability or responsibility to any persons for any loss which may be incurred or suffered as a result of acting on or refraining from acting as a result of anything contained in this report.

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