Management Insights - CMI Research in 2016

Management and leadership is changing. Our research is about helping managers understand how – and what they can improve performance and productivity. Our landmark Management 2020 report found that top organisations have a clear social purpose, a focus on their people and develop the potential of the next generation. Our subsequent research builds on those themes.

Scroll down to find our latest report, The Age of Apprenticeships, examining how parents’ attitudes are changing and reflecting on how employers and higher education are working together to roll out the new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Plus, you’ll find the latest in our long-running series on The Quality of Working Life, exploring how work is affecting managers’ wellbeing and engagement; our Future Forecast infographic on managers’ expectations for the year ahead; and Learning to Lead, which explores the latest trends in management and leadership development.

Plus, you’ll also find our latest work on management ethics, exploring the effects of employee ownership, our annual data on management pay and the gender pay gap in partnership with XpertHR and much more.

Taking Part

Every CMI member is invited to contribute to our research through periodic surveys. We’re always interested in hearing from organisations with examples of good management and leadership practice. If you’d like to share your story, or if you’re interested in sponsoring CMI research, please contact us. email:


Skills First

Connecting employers, further education and training providers. This white paper is based on the insights, ideas and perspectives on directions in further education and training shared by the speakers at CMI’s Learning Provider Conference in London on 5 July 2016.

Bouncing back brochure

Bouncing Back: Leadership Lessons in Resilience

Unsupportive working cultures are leaving managers to struggle with the fall-out of workplace crises, according to new research. Most managers (94%) have faced crises during their career, but only half (55%) have handled them professionally, according to Bouncing Back: Leadership lessons in resilience.

Salary Survey 2016

National Management Salary Survey 2016

Underperforming managers still receive bonus pay-outs, according to the 2016 National Management Salary Survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR.

Emphasis on Employability

Emphasis On Employability

Equipping graduates with the skills to lead.

valuing your talent report 2016

Valuing your Talent Report 2016

One-third of annual reports paint an 'incomplete picture' of business performance, according to the findings of Reporting Human Capital: Illustrating your company's true values.

The Age of Apprenticeships

The Age of Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships were launched in 2015. In February 2016, CMI surveyed over 1,000 parents of 16 to 21 year-olds to find out their opinions on how they value Degree Apprenticeships and chartered status compared to traditional degrees for their children - and what this means for employers

Quality of Working Life Report

Quality of Working Life

'Always on managers' are now working 29 days extra a year and are suffering rising levels of stress according to the 2016 Quality of Working Life study.


Future Forecast for 2016

British managers have the gloomiest outlook for their organisations and the economy since 2012, according to the findings of Future Forecast 2015, CMI’s annual look-ahead survey.

Valuing Your Talent

The aim of Valuing your Talent is to build a greater understanding and appreciation of how people create and drive value in business. The programme is a collaborative, industry-led movement by 5 partners, of which CMI is one.