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.