What is Integrated Management


IMSIG defined integrated management in 2002 as:

“Integrated Management is the understanding and effective direction of every aspect of an organisation so that the needs and expectations of all stakeholders are equitably satisfied by the best use of all resources.”


This definition is contained and elaborated in the IMSIG paper: ‘Integrated Management Definition’.  It should be noted that the concept of sustainability naturally emerges from the IMSIG definition of integrated management when we recognise that stakeholders can be global and those as yet unborn.