The information below is kept under continuous review and is updated often, please be sure to check the COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses from the Government for the latest updates.
The Covid-19 crisis is the ultimate test of management and leadership - a sudden, dramatic, life-threatening upheaval, where all aspects of our day-to-day lives remain uncertain. In this extraordinarily stressful time, the value of great management and leadership is being demonstrated every day.
On this go-to portal, you’ll find the latest updates from CMI, alongside easy-to-find information to help you to manage yourself and your teams through uncertainty.
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The #BetterManagers Manual offers a practical guide to navigating the impacts of Covid-19 for managers and leaders.
To support managers and leaders as they navigate this crisis - both for themselves and for those they manage - we have assembled a set of tried-and-tested tools and resources brought together through five key themes: flexible working; crisis management; mental health and wellbeing; the new employment landscape; and good governance.
Each week our CEO, Ann Francke OBE, will be delivering a CMI #BetterManagers Briefing webinar to support the CMI family and wider community. These will be an opportunity to share challenges and advice as we embark on this challenging journey together. View the current and past videos here.
Next briefing: Friday 29 May 13:15 GMT
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Watch previous briefing
We know that the current situation will bring new challenges to everyone, which is why we are highlighting the positive steps that we can all take to navigate and adapt through these changes. Take a look at the resources.
We want to ensure that you have the information you need to manage your teams and organisation during these challenging times, let us know.
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Organisations have accepted the principle of flexible working for some time, but the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated its adoption and necessity for many. This rapid take-up has been an intensive stress-test for management practices that will needed if flexible working becomes more normalised post Coronavirus. But how can you implement flexible working for your team and work as effectively as you can by yourself?
We spoke to one ex-Google employee for their tips on avoiding burnout
Rachel decided to persue Chartered Manager status, then the UK was locked down. Here's her story
Meet the two UK-based businesses leading the way to help charitable initiatives get volunteers through the door
We spoke to CMI's head of policy, Daisy Hooper, for her top tips for working from home with children
Working from home brings its challenges, take a look at our health and safety tips
Home or remote working can be highly productive, here are our tips for adapting
Step up your management style to ensure business continuity with our top tips
We’ve spoken to our members, managers and business leaders about the unique pressures being faced
While the Coronavirus pandemic is an unusual crisis with distinct characteristics, there are proven crisis management techniques that, if followed, will enable managers to step-up, support their organisation and team, and turn the crisis into a development opportunity to be ready and better equipped for the future.
Here are the fundamental principles for managing risk
If yourself or one of your team gets Covid-19, how do you keep on track?
Lynn Stevens tells us how she recognised the need to step up
CMI talked to three military leaders about the strategies they'll be applying in the weeks and months ahead
What are the options for those finishing their studies in the midst of the current crisis?
One apprentice tells us how she is managing these two commitments during lockdown
Here are just some of the ways leaders need to develop themselves in this crisis
Here's how the organisation rose up to the urgent challenge
How do you lead effectively in uncertain times?
In a whirlwind of change, mentors may be looked to as a beacon of stability and direction
Each day we are speaking to a manager about how they are tackling the Covid-19 outbreak with their teams, take a look.
Our advice for how to be the best leader in the face of crisis
How can managers adapt and forecast to predict outcomes?
Unlocking motivation is the key to making the best of a bad situation
Following the third #BetterManagers briefing, we spoke about crisis management; take a look at our tips
What’s the best way to manage when employee numbers are low?
Managers must quickly learn - and be trained in - a new set of management skills around empathy and emotional intelligence alongside ensuring that they are getting the support they need to build their own resilience.
What managers need to know to help employees cope and perform well
What is stress mainly triggered by? What can help?
The Covid crisis may be a watershed for how we view and manage employees' mental health
Across the UK, many employees have been happier working at home during lockdown. Ann speaks to CMI's president-elect Lord Mark Price
In this powerful insight, find out how care workers are coping with the stress and mental health challenges
How to keep the peace with family, friends and housemates during lockdown
We've put together our five-top tips for managing stress during lockdown, take a look
Anxiety, stress and isolation are natural responses, we spoke to the UK’s workplace mental health leader for advice
The current Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to see things in a new light - find out why
While you're reading virtual cues, you'll need to know these tips
Meet the volunteers who are stepping up
How can you plan to be adaptable when the only constant right now is change?
Managers need to take personal responsibility for renewing and updating their skills, take a look at our checklist
Following our Better Managers Briefing with Simon Blake, CEO of MHFA, here are some of their tips for managing your team's mental health
Many people will find their working and professional circumstances altered, honest and sometimes difficult conversations will need to take place. Managers need to ensure they know how to conduct them and feel supported in doing so.
Employee engagement will be the key in the treacherous months ahead...
After the publication of the Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy, here's what our members are saying
Your go-to guide for getting back ahead of the game following redundancy
UK universites are pulling together, but there are still challenges ahead, here are some top tips from Professor Bob Cryan CBE
How do managers and leaders create a sense of psychological safety for their people?
How can we translate meaningful interactions to be wholly online?
When we asked four pioneering educationalists what the future of learning would look like, we didn't expect these answers...
We talk future learning with international teacher-guru, Alex Beard
Don't know how to update or build your profile? Janine Chamberlin is here to help
What kind of manager are you?
We brought together two of the UK's best search consultants, here's their top tips
Furloughing, what is it and how are managers implementing the new scheme within their organisations?
How can you manage your personal development plan virtually?
What's the impact of Covid-19 on learning for apprentices and how can we help?
People are being asked to take on more responsibility, how should managers meet the challenge?
Workers are finding innovative ways to look on the professional bright side, find out how
In an emergency, an organisations values become clear - here's what some top thinkers have to say
Suddenly you're faced with a variety of challenges when presenting, here's how to deal with them all!
The first priority for leaders and managers during a crisis is for their organisations to survive. However, looking longer term, this crisis may change forever what is expected of them and teams have of their bosses. Poor decision making during this period will not be quickly forgotten. All of us need to consider whether our skills and behaviours will equip us for ‘the new normal’.
How do managers lead with cross-cultural sensitivity?
Following our fourth #BetterManagers briefing, here are five things better boards are doing right now
Managers are being asked for huge amounts of information, here are some resources to keep you up to date
As the impact of Covid-19 hits, how are businesses diversifying to create a positive impact and retain staff?
We take a look back at those who have stepped up in times of need over the years
Now, more than ever, we need managers and leaders to lead by example, share your tips and advice with our online community using #BetterManagers
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