Interim Management - typical applications
Especially in the communication and lobbying sector, people think and work in campaigns that are limited in time. The introduction of a new product and service or a special phase of reorganization in the company - all this takes place within clear time frames. The same applies in the legal and political field. Laws and regulations only have a certain window of opportunity in which a stakeholder can exert influence.
In these areas, more and more companies rely on the temporary help of interim managers. They can support the company's internal team and have a deep knowledge and feeling for the processes of such campaigns. The use of such an expert may seem to be expensive. However, a missed opportunity or wrongly invested money in improper measures is far more expensive.
Some typical applications where an Interim Manager is helpful:
Especially management positions are not filled twice. If a manager leaves a company, someone new must fill the position as quickly as possible. Recruiting processes often take months. It is good to be able to rely on an experienced expert in the meantime.
Politics is becoming more and more emotional. Some companies and industries are being prejudiced. New initiatives must be formed to create a neutral sounding board on which messages can be communicated to the relevant target groups in a sender-neutral manner.
A company from abroad launches a new service on the market, mostly based on an app. The established actors in Europe complain to the politicians. These politicians are not aware of the new service and must be convinced in one or the other direction to give the new service a chance, or not.
The media have been in upheaval for decades. This only lasted this long because many established media shy away from change and still have enough money to hold on to outdated structures. Anyone who does not quickly combine innovative business ideas with market power will fail.
A new product, a new service should be promoted or a crisis has to be mediated. Usually external agencies are bought in to get inspiration. Such projects, however, need a central manager, because the control efforts are high and overload the permanent employees.
These few examples need to be supplemented. Surely you have an additional example of application in mind. Maybe your company needs support, a kind of external push. Just let me know! Get in contact with me and we can talk about it.