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New report shows that investing in management skills can help boost productivity

Investing in management skills could hold the key to improving productivity and boosting economic growth, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

'Good Management: A New (Old) Driver for Growth' pinpoints a crisis in leadership and management skills as the main reason why the UK still trails behind our OECD partners in terms of our skills profile. The paper highlights the importance of identifying gaps in management skills at all levels of an organisation, and stresses the importance of having a clear definition of 'good management'. A key recommendation is the strengthening of human capital reporting, to give an informed insight into what really drives sustainable performance.

Acas provides training to improve management and supervisor skills in the workplace to help increase performance and improve productivity. Acas experts can also go in-house to identify specific management issues and tailor training and support to address the challenges faced by individual organisations.

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