Expertise : Management Today Survey

The strategic importance of cost management

In 2013 Auditel commissioned an independent survey to examine the strategic importance of cost management amongst organisations across the UK. Over 120 business leaders responded to the survey, which was undertaken by leading business magazine Management Today.

Key findings of the Management Today Survey

  • (70%) of organisations do not have a cost management strategy in place,
  • Lack of understanding is the greatest obstacle to cost management,
  • The topic of cost management is on the boardroom agenda for 82% of respondents,
  • CEO’s are in the main (60%), seen to be champions of cost management exercises, closely followed by Financial Directors (40%),
  • In 73% of organisations, cost management measures are undertaken in-house,
  • Two thirds of respondents recognise that cost management can accelerate performance, improve efficiency and gain competitive advantage.

Management Today Survey

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Management Today Roundtable

Find out what the MT panel of senior business experts had to say about how it’s possible for businesses to manage costs but still expand.