Current research

 

Management Insights - CMI Research in 2017

Management and leadership is changing. Our research is about helping managers understand how – and what they can do to improve performance and productivity. From our work identifying the trust gap between middle managers and senior leaders, to our series on higher education, employability and new Apprenticeships, all our recent papers can be downloaded via the pages below.

In 2017-18, we’re focusing on five key themes.

  • Productivity – making the case for investment in management and leadership by showcasing excellence in line management.
  • Inclusivity and Diversity – the foundation for good management, we’re supporting CMI Women and looking at race and ethnicity in the FTSE100.
  • Middle Management – critical to building trust in organisations, we’ll be celebrating the value of middle management.
  • Employability and young people – from campaigning for a school-to-work agenda to work with our HE partners on innovations to improve student experience and employability.
  • Apprenticeships – building awareness and understanding of the new Trailblazer apprenticeships and the value of Chartered status in key sectors.

Taking Part

Whether as an individual or organisation, there are numerous ways to help shape CMI’s research.

Every CMI member is invited to take part in our regular surveys and we often seek input through our social media channels, like the CMI LinkedIn group.

Plus, we’re always interested in hearing about examples of good management and leadership or potential partners on specific projects. If you’d like to share your story, or if you’d like to partner with CMI, email research@managers.org.uk

Best Places to Work

Introducing the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20: Rating leadership and culture at work

Our exclusive research with Glassdoor reveals the UK organisations with the highest-rated culture and leadership. Time to polish that LinkedIn profile...

Management Checklist

Nine need-to-know management trends

Dig deeper with our analysis of key themes across the UK's Top 20 companies for leadership and culture. This is what they are prioritising right now!

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships

The Age of Apprenticeships

School leavers from disadvantaged backgrounds risk missing out on ‘free’ degree apprenticeships.

CMI Management Manifesto

Management Manifesto

Poor management is estimated to cost the UK £84bn in lost productivity a year – £9bn more than the £75bn that the Institute for Fiscal Studies has estimated could be lost every year by 2030 if the UK left the single market.

Delivering Diversity

Race and ethnicity in the management pipeline.

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Future Forecast for 2017

The majority of UK managers are pessimistic about the UK’s economic prospects for 2017, yet remain resolutely positive about their own business, according to the annual Future Forecast from the Chartered Management Institute.

Good Leadership report cover

Good Leadership

Culture, ethics and conduct in financial services. The report includes data from a MoralDNA personality profiling of 24,000 financial services professionals, with new analysis revealing that managers rank in the bottom quarter of employees based on how likely they are to show the ‘ethic of care for others’ at work.

The Middle Manager Lifeline Report

The Middle Manager Lifeline

Trust and communications in the heart of your organisation.

An Age of Uncertainty

Age of Uncertainty

What can employers do today to develop the leadership and management talent of tomorrow?

Our survey of 1,510 16-21-year-olds reveals their aspirations to become the next generation of bosses and team leaders.

Read on to find out the challenges they face, and the steps employers and educators can take to equip young people with work-ready skills.