Management 4.0

Developing the next generation of managers and leaders.

CMI's Management 4.0 is a national conversation about the skills the next generation of managers and leaders will need in a workplace and world transformed.

In an age where technology is enabling new business models, disrupting existing business practices, and shifting the balance of power in the office, understanding the role of the manager is more important than ever.

Management 4.0 is exploring these changes in more detail and identify the essential skills and practices that the next generation of managers and leaders will need. The work will be steered by a team of exceptional leaders, each of whom brings a wealth of insight and expertise to the project. We will publish our final report in early 2020, including a number of robust recommendations for managers and leaders, for employers and the Government.

Download the launch paper, or register your details to be involved in the campaign below.

Management 4.0 launch paper

Our Themes

Looking across the body of research in this area, Management 4.0 has identified six areas which are transforming rapidly and which managers and leaders in the future will have to respond to. We will be releasing papers on each of our themes over the coming weeks - check back on a regular basis to stay up to date with our latest publications.

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Technology Transformed

What will innovations like AI, automation and new ways of communicating mean for the role of a manager? Will we see the rise of the digital leader?

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Society Transformed

As the population ages and becomes more diverse, what new challenges will managers face and how will leaders adapt? How is the balance of power shifting in the workplace?

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Patterns of Work Transformed

How will managers countenance more employees working flexibly and remotely, with a greater emphasis on ‘working smart’ and being objective-driven?

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Business Transformed

How can we ensure that rapid, disruptive business models are able to develop managers as they grow? What will technology mean for existing business models?

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Leadership Transformed

With command-and-control styles of management becoming extinct, what skills and attributes will tomorrow's leaders need to thrive? What new leadership styles will evolve?

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Lifelong Learning Transformed

Long gone are the days of spending the whole of your career at one company. Up-skilling and re-skilling will become even more important; how should we facilitate this?

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Get Involved

There are lots of way you can get involved and support our campaign, for example by providing case studies, organising or attending events, submitting research or written evidence or by supporting us on social media.

Register your details below to find out how you can be involved.

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