Benefits for the client company
Become more flexible, independent and versatile
Some key benefits are:
The interim manager is quickly selected by EIM based on the customer’s needs, usually within 2-3 days. This makes it possible to cope with both emergency situations and critical moments, and with accelerated development phases during which timely intervention is crucial.
The costs of a temporary manager are clear and set from the beginning in terms of the project. Even though the assignment is entrusted in a very short time, it does not involve any of the risks associated with the hasty hiring of a manager for an indefinite period of time. On the contrary: the speed in which an interim manager starts to work is a key factor to reduce the costs due to delays in starting a project or in solving a structural problem, which may not be obvious, but are often significant.
Being a professional with great seniority and specific knowledge in the field, developed during many years of experience, the manager is already skilled to diagnose problems and quickly identify the right solution to create profitable change. In the case of contracting through EIM, the transformation experience of the counsellor multiplies this experience value.
The interim manager operates as the head of the function where change needs to happen, or as the director of the project that needs to be initiated. Thanks to their internal position within the company, the manager therefore is in charge of all the operational and daily responsibilities of the function itself, and puts the project into practice. The appointment in the role ensures that the interim manager has all the necessary operational levers in hand to be able to implement the change by using concrete actions.
Being overqualified for the assigned project, the interim manager has an overall vision and knowledge of the market and of the various business dynamics that allow identification of systemic solutions that are not easily identifiable by the company. This guarantees the optimisation of time and resources to achieve the project objectives.
While taking into consideration the corporate culture, the interim manager is not influenced by internal politics and the modus operandi of the organisation, which they observe objectively from the outside. This means the manager is able to identify non-functional processes that are otherwise invisible to the people who have been working for a long time in that environment. The manager is thus able to make changes towards growth and development, purely in the interest of the company.
In order to be always aligned with the emerging needs and priorities, the project objective, agreed with the client, is subject to periodic revision. Needs and priorities may vary following changes in market conditions or due to a change in the internal or external circumstances of the company. Adaptability ensures that the focus remains on the results.
The interim manager, during the project duration, transfers know-how and skills to internal management. The transfer of skills can take place towards junior resources, from a training point of view, or towards internal managers that don’t have the right tools in order to face the situation, from a coaching perspective. The manager intervention and synergy with internal resources guarantees the consolidation of the results achieved and continuity at the end of the assignment. The important skills, contacts and knowledge of the market remain in the company well beyond the output of the interim manager.
An interim manager is always evaluated based on their achieved results.
Their main interests align with the interest of the company for the entire duration of the assignment. EIM has an international network of independent professionals characterised by many years of experience and extraordinary qualities who can make change happen in your company.