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CMI’s ‘Better Managed Britain’ campaign launches


More than 1,500 leaders and managers have pledged their commitment to a new manifesto launched by the Chartered Management Institute in a bid to nurture a nation of strong leaders and managers.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Synergy Health and the RSPCA  have already pledged their support of the Manifesto which is also being backed by government.

The Better Managed Britain Manifesto is a result of extensive research, analysis and consultation and calls for managers, organisations and the government to pledge their commitment to help meet the economic, social and political challenges facing Britain. It sets out the case for the government to make the development of effective managers a national priority – with the public sector leading by example.

Employers are called upon to develop professional managers and leaders in their organisations and to foster a culture where competence and accountability are paramount.  The requirement for individual managers is to demonstrate professionalism, be role models and commit to continuous professional development.    


Verity Gough speaks to Ruth Spellman about her hopes for the Manifesto

68% of managers surveyed confessed to being ‘accidental’ managers, not aspiring to occupy management roles at the start of their careers.  Two in five admitted to not wanting the responsibility of managing people at all, while 63 %of managers say they had no management training.  Only 28 per cent of managers hold any type of formal management qualification.
Speaking at the launch on Tuesday night, the CMI's CEO, Ruth Spellman said: “It’s not surprising bad management is such an issue in the UK. We invest less in our managers than our global competitors and it shows. It’s telling that the majority of individuals never set out to manage people, and have not been trained to do so. If we’re going to stay competitive internationally, the government and employers need to address this worrying skills gap.
"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.” is proud to be a supporter of the CMI's challenge - to pledge your support for a Better Managed Britain visit:   

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