The one thing interim managers lack

The one thing interim managers lack

Published on 13th October 2016

C-suite interim managers bring many things to the table but there's one characteristic they lack that's often overlooked...

"interims have no past and no future with the company"

...and therein lies the laser-like focus on getting the task completed.

Interims don't say "this is the way we do it round here",

True, dedicated interims, are not lobbying for a permanent position or a promotion.

Interims are engaged on a project and their reputation depends on completing it with the best possible outcome for the organisation, rather than being clouded by their own agendas.

The growth in interim management around the world, and especially here in Australia in the last 5 years, is in no small part down to this. We are seeing more and more CEOs and Chairs turning to this method of staffing in order to get things done fast, effectively and with independence.

Watermark Search International is an integrated executive search and interim management specialist with expertise in commerce, government, and the not-for-profit sectors.