The illustration of the present discourse is going to concentrate on the current economic, social, cultural and political situation of New Zealand. The aim of this report which concentrates on the second section is to identify certain changes those have taken place in the cultural, social and political environment of New Zealand. The reason behind to find out the transformations is to evaluate their influential effect upon the business industry and society of the country. Instead of cultivating an isolated business culture in previous times, New Zealand has now become one of the leading head in the global economy. Consequently, the nation has found out both challenging issues and bright scopes to flourish in the world of international business. The critical discussion hereby has the purpose to analyze those pivotal changes and their impact in the context of society and economy.
Two Potential Changes of New Zealand’s Cultural Environment
The cultural background of New Zealand has a bad review for the mode of treating women by the Rugby players. Over few years, the aspect of rugby has been facing issues which have been causing damage for the cultural atmosphere of NZ. The recent introduction of cultural change panel will supposedly prove positive in case of rectifying the prolonged scandals associated with the rugby players. Based on Grimshaw (2013), the NZ’s national association of rugby has decided to implement a new panel that will responsibly maintain the professional environment of rugby. The reason behind to implant an individual panel is the prolonged scandal of inappropriate behavior of rugby players towards the women of the NZ society. Repeated cases about physical abuse to women by rugby players are raising the eyebrows for a long time though in most of them the alleged players were being discharged in a short amount of time by having monetary manipulation (Le Heron et al., 2015). The entire scenario has been turning to be social detrimental and the chance for having a degenerated society with lack of safety for women has been growing in the nation. It is fortunate that finally the entire panorama is finding opportunity to resolve through the hand of Cultural Change Panel which has possibilities to have a thorough reformation in the coming future (stuff.co.nz, 2016).
Hence, it can be predicted that if the cultural panel maintain the particular expected responsibility, in future the rugby team of NZ may have the opportunity to emerge in the international sports world more conveniently. More international acclamation without any negative remark will help to increase the number of international players which will help to increase the cultural diversity of the place.
As per Ryks et al. (2014), a giant portion of the cultural background of NZ is manipulated by the Maori community who has not gained much support to flourish over the decades. However, in recent time a cultural change may be drawn by the engagement of Maori community in the electoral franchise of the nation. This change will possibly bring a healthy cultural transformation for the nation and for the Maori community particularly. The reason behind this sudden change is probably the admitted fact that a huge amount of communal lands belong to this community. Therefore, the NZ constituent which has been color blind for a long time is now bound to involve the Maori community in their electoral activities. This means that the community will have the opportunity to flourish in the world of NZ economy and societal aspect by introducing key cultural facets (McCulloch, 2014). Therefore, it is understandable that the community will have chances to prove it successful in the world of business also.
As the electoral act has decided to run almost every promotional activity of political parties through online advertisement, it will give the opportunity to the Maori community to acquire the benefits of Information Technology. Therefore, along with the cultural reform, there will be the scope for advancement in terms of business for this community which they could not obtain due to the dominance of the European people (nzhistory.net.nz, 2016). However, the opportunity for participating in a much wider space in terms of cultural and political aspect is considered to be the fruitful outcome of the long running protest movement.
Two Potential Changes of New Zealand’s Social Ambience
The social ambience of New Zealand has started to undergone a indicators programs in terms of the society in the style of Western countries from the year 1970. This particular trend is now getting rejuvenated by the launch of several initiatives for social reporting and social indicating system in the year 1990. According to Sahlins (2013), the entire concept of social indicator has found pivotal challenge to survive in the year 1984 when a survey program done by the statistic department of New Zealand. The movement of social indicator that has been inaugurated in the year 1960 started to find wide acknowledgements from 1970 when the economy department of cooperation and development began to work on the project. The launch of social indicator has been brought by the government for the welfare of the society as it is found one of the helpful aspect to give numerical data about the wellbeing of the society (Kelsey, 2015). As argued by Anaya (2015), the growing interest for this specific movement is the consequence of the realization that indicates that there has been made no significant social step to understand whether the economic and technological growth in the nation have contributed for the betterment of the society or not.
However, due to repeated termination of the statistical programs in New Zealand (NZ), the system of social indicator began to find rapid downfall. It is fortunate that the social ambience of NZ again is having the opportunity to have modification through the renewal of the entire system. From the year 2000, the reformation of social indicator began to emerge since it has been found that the social cost for having economic reform is increasing and becoming unaffordable. Moreover, as a consequence the scale of poverty started to escalate (Hall, 2016). Therefore, the idea to renew the interest for the social indicator program appeared.
The second pivotal change in the society is drawn by the emergence of Information Technology (IT). The sudden advancement of IT is considered to have influenced the economic and social aspect of NZ most significantly. Even the profile of statistic and demography changed to give proper response to the new skills brought by the development of IT. The government of NZ believes that the new advancement of IT has both negative and positive effect on the society of the nation. As per Aykin (2016), the change with the hands of Information technology has fostered the business growth which has directly upraised the standard of the society. Most interestingly, the use of IT has been found most prominently in the usage of internet in the normal household of NZ. The domestic use of internet connection has reached to such a height in the current scenario that it has been found that most of the family’s total household income is being invested on internet usages (Ward & Liu, 2012). It is significant to note that this result is not only applicable for the urban household as rural families are found to be giant consumers of internet too. On the other hand, the statistical data of NZ implies that near about 88% of the business enterprises are the potential users of internet (James, 2015). Therefore, one of the newest and potential transformations of the society in the current context is the emergence and influence of IT and specifically the gadgets oriented with internet connection.
Two Potential Changes of New Zealand’s Political Atmosphere
Changes in the political background of NZ have risen due to the impact of Globalization although on the contrary it is believed that NZ’s sky of politics have been not been influenced by the positive sides of globalization. It is because, currently the political ambience of NZ it has been revealed that the existing political leaders are misusing their power (Gamlen, 2015). Therefore, it seems that one of the sudden changes that the democracy of unitary parliamentary government of NZ is undergoing is the increasing authoritarian attitude of the existing political leaders. As a consequence, the new parties are facing problems to emerge and in the context of business, it seems that those enterprises are only soaring high who possesses the support of the existing political parties. It is hence being detrimental for the existing business sector as the newly revealed circumstances in the political field is indicating that business growth of the nation has become dependable upon the politics (Sahlins, 2013).
Additionally, the sudden situation is indicative of the fact that the funds for tax payers are being entirely misused by most of the giant head political parties. On the other hand, the political songs have been banned which has become a new trend in the political field of the country. The political songs have been used to express the personal views, which is symbolic of the freedom in politics. However, this particular change has caught the eyes of the world with the question of whether the country is banning freedom in form of banning political songs or it is a step required to stop misuse of power by the political heads (Eggers et al., 2015). However, it is probably fortunate that with the help of court of appeal the whole activity of political song in form of political advertisement have become legalized. It therefore indicates that the advertising zone of NZ will be mostly surrounded by the political broadcasts.
The second potential change is possibly a counterpart of the fist one which is indicative of the fact that political parties now have only the permission to promote their activities through online advertising. In other words, the political parties will have fewer chances to dominate the print media. According to (), the situation may find both negative and positive interpretation as this is going to boost up the financial growth of the online advertising media while the print media may come across a sudden decline in revenue. Therefore, the giant portion of electoral changes constitutes the use of fund for online advertising to enable the function of real time checking in the voting places. By this particular political initiative it can be understood that the NZ’s current trend of having increasing access of internet will be provoked to a higher scale.
As per Gamlen (2015), the new electoral decision to change the way of political promotion seems to be a strategic decision as according to the statistical data, both rural and urban households are now being occupied by the use of internet. Therefore, it seems that political agendas will be now clearer in the eyes of the general audience through the online promotion. The electoral changes further is found supportive for the IT growth as one of the new changes implies that vote counting will be more technical as it reduces the risk of vote counting manipulation. However, in this respect it is important to note that it has been a considerable fact that the system of advertising funding has been requiring a thorough reform. The reform by the new decision of electoral changes may gain a rectification though the government’s offer regarding this reform is found less potential (nzherald.co.nz, 2016).
The Argument Whether the Identified Changes will Bring Negative or Positive Impact on NZ
After identifying and considering the potential changes in the socio, cultural and political aspects of New Zealand, it can be said that all of the new changes or in other words adaptations will work in favor for the growth of the nation. Hence, it means that the transformations will cumulatively work to gain positive outcome for NZ. It is because; the emergence of the indigenous people or the Maori community will productively work to rejuvenate the authentic cultural prospect (Sahlins, 2013). The economic growth of the indigenous people will come through their involvement in the parliament of NZ. A country’s political, social, cultural and economic growth and success can be truly meant when the nation’s native or aboriginal inhabitants will find themselves equally benefitted along with the old and manipulative immigrant ones.
However, the societal change brought by Information Technology and the electoral decision to promote political activities through online social media will act for the economic advancement of the nation. The reason is online social media and online advertisement channel are two essential key for internationalization or appearing successfully in the global stage. The enlisted changes in terms of IT will possibly strengthen the technical advancement and will further lead to have a economic boom in future.
The most important contribution that has been brought by the considered changes is the reform of the social condition of the women. The frequent harassment of the NZ’s women and lack of respect for them from the Rugby players will finally come to solution which is indicative of a scandal free society in future. However, promotion of the political parties through online mediums is not probably a change of good for the nation as through this activity, in future there will be chance for rapid corruption in the online social challenge. It can be predicted that the channels will possibly face strong political manipulations.
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