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Better management 'needed to help the UK out of recession'

19 July 2012

A higher standard of management is needed in the UK to help the economy get back on its feet, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The organisation has welcomed a recent report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which has suggested that poor management and leadership is holding back Britain's efforts to emerge from recession.

Government figures show that three-quarters of employers in England are currently perceiving a deficit of management and leadership skills, while 43 per cent of managers regard their own line manager as ineffective.

Ann Francke, chief executive officer of the CMI, said the report indicates that investing in management and leadership best practices can aid business performance.

"Let's use this as a basis for convincing our customers - the UK's employers - that growing the number and quality of professional managers makes outstanding commercial sense," she said.

This comes in the same month that the CMI and Simplyhealth published analysis suggesting that the recession is creating a negative and overly authoritarian management style among many organisations.

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Categories: Functional Practices, Human Resources

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