From time to time companies will face a challenge that requires someone with experience in a specific area.
If the relevant experience does not already exist within the organisation then an interim executive or manager can be a cost-effective way of bringing in the right skills to meet that challenge.
Interim Managers come from a diverse range of industries or sectors and have the flexibility and adaptability to understand an organisation and the way it functions within a short space of time.
They will work with the senior management team to ensure that all key players have a clear vision of how to meet their shared goals. In many cases, once a project has been completed under the aegis of an Interim Manager, that person will maintain a watching brief to ensure that any on-going issues can be dealt with efficiently and effectively.
The benefits of an interim manager/executive can be summarised as an excellent value, low risk approach using a professional manager who offers a high level of commitment and experience for a fixed term and at a known cost.
The need to urgently fill short-gaps in senior management can be created by a host of situations from unforeseen departures to business turnaround, project management or merger and acquisition.