The British Institute of Management (the forerunner of the CMI) was created in 1947. It arose as one of the recommendations of the Baillieu Committee, set up by the Board of Trade after the Second World War, reviewing lessons learnt from failures in wartime production and logistics and assessing the need for general management to be seen as a distinct activity and specialism, separate to functional operations. The conclusion was the imperative for better management and, therefore, the merit of creating a professional body representing general management skills and which could develop and promote better management practice.
The CMI works with business and education to inspire people to unleash their potential and become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders. In fact, CMI has more than 60,000 people training to be better leaders right now across their partnership network in the UK and internationally. Backed by their Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation able to award 'Chartered Manager status' - the ultimate management accolade, which is proven to boost individuals’ career prospects, management capability and impact in the workplace. CMI’s thought leadership, research, events and online resources provide practical insight about critical issues for its 100,000 plus members and any professional looking to improve their results; create diverse high-performing teams and nurture the next generation of managers and leaders.
They define best practices for leading organisations. Their CEO promotes that they "eat our own dog food" and as such they expect their staff to demonstrate their values and adhere to high standards of management practices.
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At least 40% of senior managers are women
Companies offering private health insurance for all employees
Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%
At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative
School hours contracts offered to all staff