CMI calls for managers to raise their game
Peter Crush, November 10, 2009
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has met with representatives from the three main political parties to launch its Management Manifesto, a call for business and Government to make the development of effective managers a national priority - with the public sector leading by example.
The manifesto calls on employers to develop managers and leaders in organisations and create a culture where competence and accountability are priorities.
The call comes after CMI research found 68% of managers admitted to being ‘accidental managers', not aspiring to a management career. It found 50% of staff thought they could do a better job of managing than their current line manager. An almost identical number (49%) said they would rather take a pay cut if it meant working with a better manager.
Ruth Spellman, chief executive of the CMI (pictured), said: "There is a crisis of confidence in UK management. Bad management is taking an enormous toll on the UK economy and people's wellbeing."
She added: "In what other profession would it be acceptable for only a quarter of practitioners to hold a professional qualification? The sad truth is that UK managers are no longer regarded as professional, competent or accountable. By signing up to the manifesto, policy makers, managers and leaders can demonstrate their commitment to raising UK plc's game."
Companies already signed up to the manifesto include PricewaterhouseCoopers and the RSPCA.