NY04005 - Bus Management needs in the NGI

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia and Horticulture Australia Limited initiated this project to identify success factors for managing nursery and landscaping businesses. This study was done through desktop research, interviews, focus groups and on-line survey. The study involved over 250 industry personnel. Businesses in nursery, gardening and landscaping face a challenging and dynamic industry environment. This environment places a high premium on professional management practices.  The study concludes that there is room for a fresh approach to encouraging the development of management skills. Businesses are optimistic about their future; they understand the need to develop a high level of professionalism in their management.