IMI’s Name and Logo At first glance, the name seems to suggest that the institute provides services solely for the industrial sector. However, the philosophy behind the institute, as a national center, is to spread the findings of scientific management in the country as a whole. This new outlook originates from industry, but implements modern management techniques in consultation, research, and management teaching with regard to the country’s special features. Also, an effort is made to extrapolate research findings to the specific requirements of various Iranian companies in such a way to help them optimize their operations. The feedback provided by IMI’s clients over the last fifty years is an indication of IMI’s success in providing its high quality services for a wide range of customers including private and governmental organizations, industries, services, and also individuals. Following the same path, IMI aims for the betterment of the economy as a whole by improving operational and information systems in both large-scale and small-scale private and governmental organizations. IMI’s logo is a historical design found on some tiles in Kerman Loot Desert and also in the remains of the ancient structure named “Hiij”. It is worth noting that despite the fact that people living in these areas were subject to foreign military invasion on numerous occasions, no deadly weapons have been found in the remains of their civilization to this day. This can be taken as an indication of our ancestors’ ethics and livelihood. The above sign, the IMI’s logo, can best represent solidarity and interconnection among the organization’s main activities: education, consultation, and research. Mission The first and foremost mission of IMI is to help improve the quality, effectiveness, and applicability of management systems and to expand management resources through consultation, education, and research. Objectives Training professional personnel, well-equipped to handle managerial issues and imparting the concepts and principles of modern management. Providing consultation and offering solutions to managerial problems in an effort to help organizations optimize their operations. Conducting major research projects on management-related issues and problems in the country. Main Features Ensuring customer satisfaction and building mutual trust Offering educational, consultative, and research services in order to help achieve the country’s economic, social, and cultural plans. Providing professional services in various management fields. Networking to find the highly qualified consultants, researchers, and lecturers both in the country and abroad. Implementing the latest research findings in management in its services Emphasizing high standards in performing different activities Employing highly professional, well-trained candidates who will serve as a real asset to the institute Analyzing the real needs of the society and offering practical solutions to both small-scale managerial problems of organizations and large-scale management challenges of the country as a whole in the continually changing economy Making regular contact with highly esteemed international centers for education, consultation, and research Designing new educational packages by implementing research and development programs Making an attempt to reduce cost and time without adversely affecting the quality of the offered services Management philosophy IMI constantly adopts new technologies and reviews and revises its policies and performance in an organized and systematic way in the hope of optimizing them. IMI avoids making superficial and deceitful moves to attract prospective customers. IMI greatly values honesty, explicitness, and modesty combined with a sense of critical thinking among its highly motivated workforce and attempts to create a fresh and friendly work atmosphere by keeping the staff informed, encouraging fruitful working relationships, and highlighting the need to develop organizational skills. Merits IMI is up to date, innovative, and futuristic. IMI maintains its distinctive working environment emphasizing trusting relationship among the staff. The corporate culture among employees at IMI is steadily rising. IMI considers the loyalty of collaborating individuals and corporations the main criterion for the maintenance and expansion of business ties. High quality services are the main reason for the IMI’s social status and popularity. At IMI, each and every employee and manager strongly believes in streamlining working conditions, operations and production. Capabilities With more than fifty years of experience, IMI, the largest and oldest management consultation organization in the country, is presently offering its services in consultation, education, and research. It is also engaged in information technology, library and information services, and publishes specialized books on management and IT.