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