This Code of Conduct and Guides to Good Management Practice have been prepared in line with the Constitution of the Australian Institute of Management - Western Australia and prescribes the standards which any Committee established by the Board for the purpose shall take into account in considering the conduct of a Professional Member of the Australian Institute of Management - Western Australia but so that Committee shall not be prevented from taking other matters into consideration. A member should:
The Australian Institute of Management - Western Australia (AIM WA) promotes the highest standards of management in the community. AIM WA fulfils complementary roles as a professional association of managers and as an education and training Institute.
Professional members of AIM WA are expected to promote the aims and objectives of the Institute and in particular to strive for the highest possible degree of professionalism in their practice of management. The standing of the Institute is already high. It will now be further enhanced by the wider knowledge in the community, that the principles and standards as set out in this Code of Conduct are respected and upheld by all Professional Members of AIM - Western Australia.
The primary purpose and major value of the Code of Conduct is seen as a Declaration on Intent. It is a statement of the high standards of behaviour, which should apply to all members of the Institute, standards, which are rightly demanded of managers by the community.
While the Code of Conduct is binding on all Professional Members, it is not intended that it be used as an instrument of disciplinary action against members. Whereas the Institute under its Constitution does have the necessary disciplinary powers, the enforcement of the Code by sanctions or expulsion is generally impracticable - except of course, in cases where there has been a conviction under criminal law. The code is a statement of accepted standards of behaviour.
The Code of Conduct and more particularly the Guides to Good Management Practice should not be seen to be unalterable. Members are encouraged to keep the Institute informed of their views as to changes, which might be made. We can then consider amendments which would improve further the effectiveness of the Code and Guides towards achieving our declared objective of establishing accepted standards of behaviour and practice on the part of managers as Professional Members of the Australian Institute of Management - Western Australia.
Managers have personal responsibilities and should:
Managers should take appropriate actions to achieve the objectives of the organisation.
Managers should recognise the interests of the community and act accordingly.