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Interim Management and Project Management
Leadership is the difference between a nominee that is acceptable and a transformative appointment. It takes judgment and expertise to identify true leaders.
Leadership is the quality you need for long-term success, whether you are recruiting for senior management or board positions.
Add-vise offers services to the private sector (range from multinational and listed organizations through to regional and privately held small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) and start-up's, as well to the public and non-profit sectors.
Interim management gives you instant access to a senior 'heavy-weight yet hands-on' manager matched to your needs.
Whatever the reason, interim management offer major benefits:
Speed: available to start in days – with the minimum of recruitment or termination formalities
Experience: interim managers are overqualified for the work
Knowledge transfer: transfer of a huge amount of skill, contacts and experience to your team which will remain long after departure
Objectivity: while sensitive to the company's ethos, interim management will not be constrained by company politics, personalities or protocols
Focused: assigned to a critical task and their performance measured against it
Delivery: acting as counsel to the Board – but also rolling up the sleeves and deliver the strategy too
Interim assignments are typically for a period of three to nine months and help organizations undergoing major change, trying to implement a critical strategy or looking to plug a critical management gap.
Assignments vary in scope and requirements, encompassing change management, 'gap' assignments, project management and turnaround management. The following stages of the 'assignment lifecycle' are typical of how an experienced interim managers enter into an assignment, reach and carry out the actual implementation, and finally exit the assignment. The assignment should preferable include a plan for making resources available to meet the longer-term goals.
The early stages have much in common with consultancy, as do later stages with project management, but the accountability and responsibility that interim managers have for successful analysis and delivery of a fitting solution is what makes these stages uniquely typical of the interim management approach.