Interim managers become specialist advisers

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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