Q. What does ‘being an interim’ mean?
A. It causes no end of debate. Many people refer to themselves as interims in the same way that lots of people consider themselves ‘strategic’ or ‘commercial.’
Essentially, it comes down to mind-set. On the one hand you have true ‘career interims’ who have made the choice to pursue a career working as an interim manager for a variety of organisations. On the other, you have those who have accepted a short-term role but their ultimate aim is to secure a permanent position.
Interim managers are highly experienced professionals who work independently, typically through their own Limited Company or through an umbrella organisation. They support organisations to deliver business critical projects in a timely and cost effective manner. Typically, when organisations need to:
- Boost business growth and improve the bottom line
- Manage crisis or change
- Replace the loss of key management
- Increase resource but not headcount.