Interim Manager or a Consultant?

Many executives who initially think they need a management consultant ultimately decide to deploy an interim manager.

In fact, a recent survey of 100 senior directors in global companies showed that 78% felt that interim managers offered clear advantages over management consultants.

For a more thorough discussion of interims as an alternative to consultants, request our Interim Report on the European market for interim management and other fast-track executive resourcing.

Like consultants, interim managers provide:

  • The latest thinking
  • Short-term access to top management talent
  • Strategic capability
  • An independent eye
  • The ability to fast-track a critical project

Unlike consultants, interim managers are:

  • Implementers as well as being strategists, analysts and planners
  • Loyal to your business objectives – not their consultancy's objectives
  • Flexible to do what you need – not restricted to doing things the way their consultancy prescribes
  • Focused on your profitability – not their consultancy's profitability. They are not incentivised to sell in additional services you don't need
  • They are strategists as well as hands-on – they are on your team to deliver your strategy
  • More cost-effective