Code of Conduct and Practice
The new Code of Conduct and Practice for professional managers and consultants was launched on 9 October. Revised following extensive member consultation, led by the former Professional Standards Committee (now the Complaints and Investigations Committee) and the External Affairs and Insight Committee, the new Code is based on six key principles that every manager should take account of in their work. The message out there to members and the wider world is that the Code is an important part of the commitment to professionalism that every CMI and IC member makes when they join the Institute. This key principles are:
- Behaving in an honest and trustworthy manner
- Acting in the best interests of your organisation, customers, clients and/or partners
- Continually developing and maintaining professional knowledge and competence
- Creating a positive impact on society
- Respecting the people with whom you work
- Upholding the reputation of the profession and the Institute
Feedback so far has been very positive with a number of members requesting multiple copies for use in their teaching of Students or for their workplaces. The next key task is to maintain awareness of the Code.
The Code also coincided with the major CMI research into Ethics – MoralDNA. See the full report here: http://www.managers.org.uk/moralDNA. The research was launched at an event at the RSA in London on 28 October.