CMI comments on the Productivity Leadership Group's 'Be the Business' campaign

Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, said:

It’s great to see so many business leaders recognising how better management and leadership will contribute to fixing the UK’s productivity problem. The Be the Business movement from the Productivity Leaders Group is an excellent step in the right direction, and the CMI welcomes its plans for improving the performance of UK firms.
We especially applaud the practical app unveiled in the campaign launch that everybody can use to assess, benchmark, and improve on key management practices. We know that good management inspires good performance, and we look forward to collaborating with Be the Business to help bring more British companies on board.

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