Highlights – 24 April

Wednesday 24 April 2024
A celebration of quality and happiness – and why good management reaches beyond borders. Plus, could you be our next award winner?
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The nominations are now open for the CMI Awards of Excellence, our annual celebration of outstanding contributions to management and leadership. If you know a CMI member who’s driving change and innovation in their organisation, or excelling in other ways, this is your chance to give them some shine (and to give other managers something to aspire to). 

Categories include Chartered Manager of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year. Get nominating!

A world of growth

Quality management is of course close to our hearts, and key to the future of this country. But it’s far from just a local issue. Anthony Painter, CMI’s director of policy and external affairs, wrote an op-ed for FE News this week, discussing the importance of effective management in a global context. In it, he compared the UK’s leadership challenges to those of countries like Japan, Germany and the US. 

Over in South America, meanwhile, La Nacion was using CMI’s research into better managers to talk about bad management practices and accidental managers in Argentina. 

Moving the needle

If the managers of the world are looking for tips, they could do far worse than turning to James Timpson, CEO of UK high-street stalwart Timpson. Here, James explains how he uses happiness within his organisation as a barometer of its success. 

Another powerful measure is inclusivity. Inclusive growth is the theme of the CMI Women Conference 2024, to be held in London on Thursday 9 May. Join us and you’ll walk away with practical strategies for closing the gender gap and building a more equitable workplace. Book your tickets today. 

If you’re looking for other ways to future-proof your organisation, ask how you can work beyond borders and use agile structures to harness innovation. Here, managers share their take on the perils and possibilities presented by hybrid working. The ideal is to create high-functioning remote teams – without succumbing to surveillance and micromanagement. Here’s how to strike that balance

Working for our benefit

Finally, more from our tireless director of policy and external affairs. Anthony Painter was recently quoted in articles by The i and LabourList, which both cited CMI data saying that 80% of British managers believe workers’ rights should be prioritised in national policies.

Anthony was also quoted in a Birmingham Mail article examining the government’s latest crackdown on unemployment and sick leave benefits.

We’re proud to support Anthony and the likes of James Timpson in fighting the good fight – for excellence in management and a happy, inclusive workforce. 

And we’re glad you’re involved too.



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