Academic journal article Manager

Letter from the Editor

Academic journal article Manager

Letter from the Editor

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I don't know how many of you have embraced social networking. However, I have now realised that it is truly addictive. It is amazing how many hours just seem to disappear as you take time to locate and read useful tips or blogs. I have not yet started to write a blog, but this is something I intend to add to my New Year resolutions list!

This time of year also reminds me of the importance of looking back at what you have achieved. Here at the Institute a lot has happened in the past 12 months. Here are my key highlights:

Spring saw us bring together the Institute of Professional Administrators (IPA) and the IAM as we launched our new membership structure, including new post-nominal letters and entry requirements. We also added new member benefits, including those with HMCA, e-Training courses and Emerald journals. February also saw us launch our new regional networks and events. If you haven't been to an event, have a look and see if there's an event near you at instam.org/events.

In May we launched our new Institute magazine and website. We were delighted to see so many of you at the launch event at our London office. It is also great to have feedback about what you think of your magazine. Thank you to all our members who have taken time to let us know what you would like to see included in each edition. Please make sure you continue to look out for new content online at managermagazine.org and sign up to our newsletter. We also accept contributions from members, so if you are a budding author and would like to see your article in print, you can send these to us at editor@instam.org.

Moving into autumn, in September our new jobsite for office professionals went live. Top administrative and managerial positions are listed, and you now have a one-stop-shop for your career needs. We have now added a widget to the Manager website too, so you can access articles and check out the latest vacancies in the same place. …

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