BICS weighted Scotland estimates: data to wave 64

Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) weighted Scotland estimates containing data to wave 64

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Improving Management Practices

In Wave 64, the BICS asked businesses about improving their management practices – the specific question is shown below.

Management practices question: In which of the following ways, if any, is your business currently improving its management practices?

  • conducts experimental changes
  • consults employees about potential improvements
  • consults managers in other organisations about potential improvements   
  • hires management consultants 
  • reads management literature    
  • receives formal training in person       
  • receives formal training online  
  • other  
  • not sure       
  • not applicable        
  • business is not currently improving management practices

Figure 3: The most common ways that businesses reported improving their management practices were consulting employees about potential improvements (43.5%), and receiving formal training online (23.0%) and receiving formal training in person (22.3%).

Bar chart showing ways businesses are improving their management practices - Wave 64

Source: Office for National Statistics – BICS – Weighted Scotland Estimates – Wave 64

In Wave 64, businesses were also asked about the main challenge for improving the way their business is managed.  An estimated 35.1% of businesses reported that they do not experience any challenges.  A further 17.7% reported that lack of time to find relevant information or plan changes is the main challenge.


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