Aussies Rank Themselves More Innovative Than The UK, NZ & Israel

Aussies Rank Themselves More Innovative Than The UK, NZ & Israel

The survey of 150 Australian business directors, owners, and senior managers across 10 different sectors, was conducted by PureProfile alongside a similar survey commissioned by Squiz in the UK of 200 business decision-makers.

Interestingly, the Australian survey found only 7 per cent of business leaders ranked Australia as the most innovative country in a list of 11 options, with almost the same proportion (5 per cent) ranking Australia as least innovative.

Australians ranked the United States (US) as the most innovative country, followed by Japan and Singapore. Australia also ranked their close friends from across the ditch, New Zealand, as the least innovative country.

Squiz Infographic Aus Innovative

These findings reflect a significant difference between the perceptions of local business leaders, and findings from the renowned Global Innovation Index, which this year ranked Sweden, the UK and the US as the second, third and fourth most innovative countries in the world, respectively. New Zealand, in 17th place, was also ranked as more innovative than Australia, which was in 19th place.

Squiz global marketing director, Robin Marchant, believes this gap reflects a high level of confidence among local business leaders, as well as a clear gap between understanding where Australia is innovating today and our potential to innovate in the coming years.

Marchant said, “It’s a really exciting time to be doing business in Australia. Among all the hype around innovation, is a handful of businesses that are driving genuine innovation throughout their organisations. It’s great to see this confidence and positivity around innovation in Australia reflected among business leaders. However, looking at Australia’s rankings by other measurements like the Global Innovation Index, it’s clear we still have a long way to go before we can call ourselves globally competitive when it comes to innovation.”

Contrastingly, the UK survey revealed UK business leaders rank themselves tied with the US and China as the most innovative country in the world (13 per cent). Australia was ranked among the bottom, with only 3 per cent claiming it was the world’s most innovative country.

“Australia has the potential to reach the top of that list, whether it’s according to local or international executives. However, to reach these goals, we need to recognise the need for local business leaders to shift their perceptions on how they create and adopt digital technologies. Embracing digital and accepting it’s now embedded in how we communicate, interact and conduct business, will be critical to driving genuinely innovative thinking and ways of doing business in Australia”, concluded Marchant.

Please login with linkedin to comment

gag brochures Yell

Latest News

Tracey Spicer (Journalist & Presenter) at Radio Alive 2018 at Radio Alive 2018
  • Media

Tracey Spicer: Commercial Radio Home To “Some Of The Most Toxic Workplaces”

Media veteran Tracey Spicer has delivered a grim assessment of Australia’s commercial radio industry in how it deals with sexual harassment in the workplace. Speaking as part of a panel at the Radio Alive 2018 conference in Melbourne on Friday, Spicer said she has witnessed “tremendous change happen at the very top end of town” […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson (Kyle & Jackie O) from KIIS at the 2015 ACRA Awards
  • Media

Kyle & Jackie O Crowned Best On-Air FM Team At 2018 Commercial Radio Awards

KIIS 1065 breakfast duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie “O” Henderson have won the Best On-Air Team (Metro FM) category at the 30th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs). Held on Saturday night at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, and hosted by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen, the ACRAs celebrated the best and brightest talent in […]

Digital Asset Management Solution Collaboro A Natural Fit With Open Data Initiative
  • Technology

Digital Asset Management Solution Collaboro A Natural Fit With Open Data Initiative

Digital asset management solution Collaboro claims its offering is a natural fit with Adobe’s, Microsoft’s and SAP’s new Open Data Initiative, as more organisations centralise their data on a single platform to improve their customer management and improve marketing performance.   According to Warwick Boulter (main photo), co-founder and CEO of Collaboro, a leading full-service solution for managing enterprise-level […]