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Interim Manager

The difference between an interim manager and a business advisor or consultant.

Interim managers are highly skilled people with diverse skill sets in business who are hired for short periods of time to solve a problem. They will work directly within a business and alongside a team to implement a solution.

Both a business advisor and interim manager can play a key role in improving business performance. While a business advisor and interim manager would both provide independent and objective advice, a solution identified by a business advisor would be implemented using your current staff skill set, whereas any skill set gaps would be filled by an interim manager.  Interim management enables businesses to access the expertise of a highly skilled senior executive, without the restrictions of long‑term contracts or internal bias.

Interim managers possess a special skill set which enables them to competently handle tough business assignments or projects to help shape and steer your company in a desired direction. With an interim manager, short-term goals and projects can be set and implemented in an effective and efficient manner.

Key tasks an interim manager can help with:

  • Plan, evaluate and implement projects
  • Set and implement short-term goals and objectives for a team
  • Oversee budgets, short-term goals and projects
  • Recruit, interview, screen and hire qualified employees
  • Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity in a team
  • Work alongside other executives in line with company goals
  • Perform any other duties or roles assigned to them

Key times when an interim manager may be useful to your organisation:

  • During times of transitional change, such as mergers or acquisitions
  • When your organisation is undertaking a substantial project
  • When your company is expanding
  • When your company is consolidating

Does your company need assistance at a senior level?