IMC Vision and Strategic Plan

IMC Vision for Future Organisations

a) Organisations endeavour to be strategically, tactically and operationally:

  • Excellent in delivering their purpose through optimal structures and processes that are agile and resilient.

  • Commercially responsible (internal and external contracts and relationships).

  • Socially responsible (nurtures and does not harm current and future societal needs, expectations and aspirations).

b) Personnel (including management professionals, consultants and suppliers) are competent in managing holistically across the organisation’s internal and external environments, appropriate to their role and, as appropriate, are:

  • Stakeholder aware and able to equitably balance stakeholder needs, expectations and aspirations while making the best use of resources.

  • Able to define problems, prospects and risks holistically and apply prospect and risk assessment respectively to value creation and value retention to best achieve objectives while considering uncertainty.   

c) Organisations operate a highly functional and elegant fully integrated management system that directs and guides the totality of its structures and processes including its interaction with its internal and external stakeholders.
d) The organisation promotes a culture of joined up holistic thinking to its management and personnel processes.
e) Standards, certification and professional bodies are fully focused on delivering the needs, expectations and aspirations of organisations and society.

IMC Vision of Future Management Professional

The management professional of the future will have evolved further by standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before. They will emerge from a fully structured career plan and careful selection (rather than the happenstance of the past), which is sharply focused on the evolving needs and aspirations of organisations committed to applying joined-up thinking in fulfilling their purpose and objectives. They will be experts in making the best use of resources to satisfy, equitably and ethically, the needs and aspirations of stakeholders. Their thinking will employ unified management concepts and it will not be constrained by any predefined boundary.

Managemnt professionals of the future will:

  • be just as likely to be women as men

  • be highly ethical and trustworthy and act as the conscience of the organisation

  • understand and address the total functionality of an organisation without favour, including all aspects of performance of interest to customers and other stakeholders (typically product/service quality, commercial, financial, health, safety, environmental, security, ethical and social)

  • be fully stakeholder focused rather than the historical narrower customer focus

  • have a deep understanding of how value is effectively and efficiently created and delivered through the intelligent and creative integration of people, commerce, data, energy, matter, and supplier structures and processes

  • have a good understanding of the psychology of human motivation and the protection and nurturing of consciousness to facilitate creativity, fulfilment and wellbeing

  • have a deep understanding of the anatomy of a fully integrated management system and all that is required to ensure it effectively and efficiently achieves the organisation’s purpose and objectives

  • be as comfortable with quality as with risk concepts and methodologies

  • have an in-depth knowledge of management tools and techniques and be able to select the most appropriate for the situation

  • be able to lead management system audits, investigations, or analysis, on any aspect of the organisation, irrespective of what it relates to

  • be natural and passionate problem-solvers, working individually or within a group, and able to take the lead, and motivate and coordinate others

  • be able to view and understand any element of an organisation with respect to the whole

  • be competent to act as an internal or external consultant

  • be visionaries and constant seekers of improvement

  • be able to interact effectively and efficiently with all personnel at any level of the organisation and with any sized external organisation or individual

  • have the capability to manage and coordinate management professional specialists

  • be empathetic and excellent communicators, enabling them to advise, persuade, negotiate, train, mentor and coach

  • be selected according to essential personal skills and given a structured education and training suitable for an industry sector or sectors.

IMC Hub Strategic Plan

The IMSIG Steering Group defined a new strategic plan in 2017 focusing on the needs of top management and assisting them in fully exploiting integrated management within their organisations and achieving the vision above. This is undergoing review by the IMC Hub.

The principal objective of the 2017 IMSIG strategic plan was to record the 2017 IMSIG review and action related to its future purpose, direction and objectives. This was generally broken down into vision, mission, values, strategic objectives and the tactical and operational means of realising them. These components were intended to be viewed collectively and not in isolation. The IMSIG strategic plan acted as a vehicle for wider review and input beyond just the IMSIG steering committee which had drafted it.


Read the full text of the IMSIG strategic plan.