Why Interim Management..?
Organizations typically choose interim managers either to fill roles that are temporary or to fill critical staffing gaps when a permanent employee cannot be found fast enough. Although they are frequently called "consultants", interim managers differ from consultants because they serve in a more hands-on capacity.
Benefits Realized from Interim Management:
- Start in days, with minimum recruitment and termination formalities;
- Welcome results-linked remuneration;
- Are usually overqualified, bringing tremendous experience to address your business issues;
- Deliver consistently and quickly;
- Will transfer skills, contacts and experience to your team, which will remain long after they have left;
- Highly cost-effective;
- Have sensitivity to your company's ethos but not constrained by its politics, personalities, or protocols;
- Can be given a critical task on which to focus;
- Help keep down permanent head count;
Powerful Resourcing Options
- Speed - Interim managers can be in place within days as opposed to weeks (essential when time constraints are paramount).
- Experience - Interim managers will be more than qualified for the position they are taking on and will therefore be stepping down in responsibility. They will also have past experience of similar challenges to the ones they are about to face. In addition to enabling them to have an immediate effect and be productive from the outset, this minimizes the risk of things going wrong and, more importantly, ensures success.
- Objectivity - Unencumbered by any previous involvement in company processes or staff relationships, interim managers provide a fresh perspective and are free to concentrate on what's best for the business.
- Accountability - Rather than taking on a purely advisory role (as a management consultant would), interim managers are responsible and accountable line managers who will implement and manage a business or project in their own right.
- Effectiveness - Operating at or near board-level gives interim managers the authority to effect significant change or transition within a company, unlike a temp, they're not just there to "hold the fort".
- Commitment - Interim managers are committed to an interim career. For them, this is never just something they are doing until a suitable permanent position is found. They enjoy the challenge of the different assignments, take great pride in maintaining the highest standards and realize that they are only ever as good as their last job.