Roffey Park's INGO Management Report 2012
We are pleased to announce the launch of Roffey Park's INGO Management Agenda 2012. Offering a snapshot of how organisations are really operating in the current climate, this yearly research is widely accredited as one of the most important and reliable indicators of emerging workplace trends in the UK.
The Management Agenda 2012
The Management Agenda is Roffey Park’s annual survey of organisational life. It aims to identify the key issues and challenges that today’s managers are facing in the workplace and inform strategies for organisational effectiveness. The Management Agenda provides a current snapshot of organisational life but equally importantly, now in its 15th year, it is widely recognised as one of the most important and influential indicators of workplace trends in the UK.
For People In Aid and its membership, the INGO Management Agenda is a robust way of triangulating the ‘environmental scanning’ process that individual organisations undertake as part of their annual planning cycle, and the data gives crucial insights that inform and underpin ‘people strategy’.
This report focuses on the responses of managers from the UK’s INGO sector gathered during 2011, comparing their views to those of other managers from the not-for-profit sector as well as managers from the private and public sectors to give an indication of the relative strengths and weaknesses of INGOs. In partnership with People In Aid, this is the third year that the Management Agenda has specifically identified managers from the INGO sector and consequently this report also identifies any changes in the INGO sector responses compared to last year.
This time 143 INGO managers completed the survey, from a total sample of 1518 managers, ie approximately 9% of the sample. This sample represents UK management at all levels from junior managers to board directors, working in a wide range of organisations from all sectors, from small local companies to large global multinationals.
This year’s Management Agenda survey was conducted between July and October 2011, as the UK continued to find itself facing significant economic challenges. The cautious optimism of some however, was counter-balanced by weak growth and a double-dip recession in all but name. At the time of writing, unprecedented cuts in public spending are taking effect, the UK is officially in a double-dip recession and the Euro zone once again teeters on the brink of another debt crisis. Inflation remains stubbornly high and the cost of living continues to increase. 2012 has not brought about the promised recovery and employees across all sectors remain concerned about job security.
Notwithstanding the austerity measures being implemented by the UK government, the Department for International Development’s foreign aid budget continues to be protected from the cuts being experienced by the public sector and civil service. However, the ‘austerity measures’ and their consequences are clearly having some impact on INGOs, many of whom have experienced flat or negative growth in their income from private sources.
A note about the late publication
Unfortunately this report was unable to be produced in Spring 2012 as originally anticipated, and for this People In Aid apologises. Although late, People In Aid has gathered the relevant charts from the management agenda and has included brief commentary to assist interpretation and identify areas for further exploration.
People In Aid hopes that this 2012 INGO management agenda will be of assistance to INGOs whose 2012-13 business planning cycle begins in August / September 2012.
Download the full INGO report for free.
You also download the full Management Agenda report on the Roffey Park website.
Monday 10 September 2012
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