The role of interim managers has changed from emergency trouble-shooter to specialist business adviser, a poll reveals.
Asked why they had been called into their latest role, 16 per cent of the 300 interim managers polled report they were employed to implement a new strategy, 15 per cent to help with restructuring, 14 per cent to supply specialist skills, and 8 per cent to aid business turnarounds.
Charles Russam, chairman of Russam GMS, the company which conducted the survey, said: "What we are now seeing is management making full use of the immediacy and flexibility offered by interim management. This increasingly transforms parts of the management process into projects capable of being more cost-effectively handled by experienced interim managers."
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