General

An interim-manager (IM) is a temporary manager (Manager). Such persons are for a certain time attracted to the leadership of a Department or an organization to take charge  . It is also possible that they assist local  managers. Their role should be agreed in advance. They are  external persons, i.e. officials from outside the organization.

Companies and institutions opt for a IM to bring about complex changes and improvements in the organisation of the client.

The context in which IM is needed is usually :

  • Complex ( many interstes, often differing)
  • Urgent ( pressure of time)
  • Critical ( high risk)
  • Sensitive ( confedentiality, political)

 

Added value

In a constantly changing economic and social environment in which knowledge and experience from the past are necessary a IM can play a crucial role.  Achieving complex improvement and changes in the organisation. The IM can create sustainable value for the organisation. Value that is recognizable ,visible and measurable. With an approach that goes further than just the perfect match, because simply providing ‘ temporary capacity ‘ has had its day.

 

Result

Interim management has developed into a specialized field . Its success factors are a readiness to take resposibility for results and continious investment in the professional development of the managers involved.