In 2014, IMI launched an ambitious five-year growth strategy. In order to meet operational performance goals, they recognised that a step-change would be needed in the management community. An efficient way to cascade IMI’s vision, values and strategy throughout the company was also needed.
“The trigger to launching Being a GREAT IMI Manager was the five-year strategy. The executive wanted to embed our core values throughout the organisation and the best way to do that was to work with our employees on the coal face.” Dan Shook, Finance Director, IMI
The aim was to create a management programme to support the growth plan, aid succession planning and develop a pipeline of internal talent, with the skills and mindset to ensure business success. Through the programme, managers would be inspired to share best practice and collaborate across the business.
Specific elements of the programme would replicate day-to-day problems which managers would face and share strategies for delegates to improve their finance skills and knowledge of “Lean” benchmarking; both are fundamental to IMI’s future success.
The programme needed to be rolled out on a large-scale in 11 countries including China, Germany, US, Singapore and Mexico and the content needed to be delivered consistently across all territories.
IMI needed a programme to achieve the following objectives:
- Apply IMI’s core processes to be a highly effective manager
- Use IMI tools to drive productivity for growth
- Build high performing teams and manage performance
- Develop decision making, accountability and communication skills
- Apply good financial management