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CMI reacts to ITV jobs cull

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CMI reacts to ITV jobs cull

News of ITV job losses was followed by reaction
from Gerry Morrissey, general secretary of broadcasting union Bectu.
He claimed
mismanagement is to blame for these job losses and reacting to these comments
Ruth Spellman, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute says: “It
is all too easy to blame management when times are tough, they are after all the
face of an organisation and can make easy targets. However they are the ones
with responsibility of steadying the ship in uncomfortable times. Sometimes
this means making unpopular decisions, and although easy to criticise, there is
likely to be a clear rationale behind any decision taken.
In the current
climate, for example, the thinking may be that some job cuts now may save
others later on. “Managers and leaders also have to consider the alternatives
before going down the route of redundancy. Clearly, if there is no alternative,
they must communicate with the people affected. It is no easy task, but
employers must make sure that those entrusted with management have the skills
and ability to perform.”

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