Guides to Good Management Practice

The Manager - The Person

Managers have personal responsibilities and should:


1- Demonstrate integrity and humanity and observe the principles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights avoiding all discriminatory practices including those relating to race, sex, religion and politics.

 2- Have regard for the interests of society in acting loyally and honestly in carrying out the policies of the organization.

 3- Not injure or attempt to injure, maliciously or recklessly, directly or indirectly, the professional reputation of others.

 4- Respect the confidentiality of information which comes to them in the course of their duties.

 5- Engage in continued learning to improve managerial competence and pursue new ideas and advances in technology.

 6- Accept only such work as they believe they are competent to perform and as necessary obtain expert advice.

 7- To respect the codes of other institutes and associations relevant to their responsibilities.

 8- When called upon to give a professional opinion, do so objectively as possible.


The Manager and the Organization

Managers should take the appropriate actions to achieve the objectives of the organization. These actions should include:


1- The effective and economic management of all available resources.

 2- The appointment, training, and development of employees, seeking to integrate their aspirations with the requirements of the organization.

 3- The creation of a humane, safe, healthy and satisfying working environment.

 4- The development of effective communications, understandings and cooperation between all employees at all levels.

 5- The practice of delegation of authority wherever possible and the acceptance of responsibility for the work of subordinates.

 6- The fair and equitable treatment of employees.

 7- The frequent review of management objectives.


The Manager and the Community

Managers should recognize the interests of the community and act accordingly. This recognition should include:


1- Making every endeavour to conserve the environment, balancing the rights of future generations with current economic needs.

 2- Preserving and, wherever possible, improving the quality of life within the organization's sphere of influence.

 3- Promoting the development of further understanding in society of the role and place of the business community.

 4- Ensuring that all contracts and terms of business are clear, concise and honored in full, unless terminated or modified by mutual consent.

 5- The exclusion of corrupt practices.

 6- Respecting cultural and moral standards and the dignity of the individual.

 7- Participating in public affairs, utilizing professional capacity.

 8- This code was adopted by IPM under the rules and regulations set out in its constitution.