The NZ Herald's annual Mood of the Boardroom survey has been released, showing what over 150 CEOs think of the current Government.
While Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern was highly rated on leadership on the Covid-19 pandemic, the Whakaari eruption and Christchurch mosque attacks.
She betters Opposition leader Judith Collins in integrity and trustworthiness, but falters in terms of economic ability.
Herald's Head of Business Fran O'Sullivan told Kate Hawkesby business leaders want a seat at the table.
She says a lot of big decisions have been made during the pandemic that have directly affected businesses.
"That's things like the lock up, particular industries like construction not being seen as an essential industry, that type of thing. All this has been made without a great deal of consultation."
Business confidence at the lowest it has ever been in the survey’s 19-year history.