What Is Interim Management?


Interim management gives you instant access to a senior ‘heavy-weight yet hands-on’ manager, with a proven track record, matched to your needs.

Interim managers are typically hired for three to nine months and help organisations undergoing major change, trying to implement a critical strategy or looking to plug a critical management gap.

An organisation may choose to pursue the interim management route because the role in question is not a permanent position or a permanent executive/manager cannot be found fast enough. Whatever the reason, interim managers offer major benefits:

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  • Speed – they are available to start in days – with the minimum of recruitment or termination formalities
  • Experience – interim managers are overqualified for the work
  • Results – they are only as good as their last placement – so track record and performance really count. They are used to being judged by results so they know how to deliver
  • Knowledge transfer – they will transfer a huge amount of skill, contacts and experience to your team which will remain long after they have left
  • Objectivity – while sensitive to the company’s ethos, they will not be constrained by company politics, personalities or protocols
  • Focused – they can be assigned a critical task and their performance measured against it
  • Delivery – yes they can act as counsel to the Board – but then they will roll up their sleeves and deliver the strategy too

What are interim managers used for?

Interim managers are experienced executives with specialist skills and a track record of achievement.

They are hired by businesses on a project basis to solve problems.

Interim managers can fill gaps or take on strategic roles; they deliver results quickly before moving on to the next assignment.

Increasing numbers of business leaders are seeing interim managers as a more cost-effective solution than management consultants.