CBI conference – Skilled managers key to boosting productivity

The Chancellor Gordon Brown has claimed good management practices will be central to his goals of sustained economic growth and increased productivity in the UK.

Brown told delegates at the CBI annual conference in Birmingham yesterday that skilled managers were key to "addressing obstacles to productivity". UK managers were lagging behind other countries, he said.

"Productivity growth will come principally by managers and workforces addressing barriers to growth, tackling skills and investment shortages, barriers to new technology and by benchmarking the best. It is time to address….. how our management can be generally world-class,” he said.

Brown called on businesses and managers to work in partnership with government to attain his goals.

By Richard Staines

www.cbi.org.uk

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