A new exciting future for the Institute -- David Blanchflower talks to the editor

June 2004
Management Services;Jun2004, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p8
Academic Journal
This article presents an interview with David Blanchflower, deputy chairman of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, on the future structure of the institute. In 2000 the institute's Council of Management agreed a five-year plan. The plan was necessary because at such a time the institute had a structure and administration that resulted in expenditure exceeding income. As part of the plan, the institute moved its head office function from Enfield to Lichfield in England and reduced the size of the Council of Management. The plan has allegedly been successful, its reserves have doubled and institute members have received a high level of service. The original five-year plan was for the period 2000 to 2005, and as such, it is approaching its final year. With such in mind, at its January 2004 meeting, the institute's Council of Management gave consideration to producing a new plan designed to ensure the future of the institute and guarantee it will remain the leading body dedicated to propagating the concept of productivity improvement. In answering a question regarding the need for the institute to restructure, as of June 2004, Blanchflower stated that any forward thinking organization needs to be continually re-evaluating its purpose and role.


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