Magazine article Management Services

Teamwork Is Key to the Ongoing Success of IMS

Magazine article Management Services

Teamwork Is Key to the Ongoing Success of IMS

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This is my first Chairman's Column after election to the position on 2 October 2015, following the National AGM. I consider it a privilege and honour to represent you as Chairman and I shall endeavour to promote the Institute and its values at every opportunity. I would like at this point thank my predecessor Dr Andrew Muir who has, over the last four years, developed and strengthened the Institute. I would summarise Andrew's Chairmanship as professional, challenging and inclusive. So if I may, on your behalf, thank Andrew for all his excellent work as Chairman. Andrew has not gone away; he will remain a member of Council as Deputy Chairman and, along with the other seven members of Council, will form a strong team for the challenges and successes ahead. Indeed, I believe that in order to achieve maximum success, teamwork and everyone pulling in one direction, will be essential for taking the Institute forward.

The priorities remain, as in recent years, education and membership. These are developed, taking account of available resources and our abilities, by normal day-to-day Institute activities and project portfolios as appropriate. Next year is a special year as we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Institute's formation in 1941. So with this in mind, it is important to remember that it is your Institute. Comments, ideas and suggestions on how we can improve the service would be most welcome; if you would like to get in touch please do so via the Institute Administration Manager.

Thinking about the wider community that the Institute is part of, I take a strong interest in the UK's productivity and the many reports that are regularly published, as I am sure many of you also do. …

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