The average age of the interim managers accredited to the BRAINFORCE M.A.S.T.E.R.3-Pool® is around 50 years.
What exactly does the Interim Manager do?
Be at the right time at the right place with the right skills.
Interim Management is the temporary provision of management resources and skills. It is the short-term assignment of a seasoned interim executive manager to manage a transition or transformation project or to handle a crisis or to push through a cultural change within an organization.
In such situations of change, the permanent employee approach is usually sub-optimal due to subjectivity and internal politics.
It is usually impossible to find the perfect fit of a person in the marketplace or on internet platforms on short notice. This is because a quality selection process is time consuming and Internet-based candidate information cannot be easily verified for the real truth. Additionally, there may be no one internally available without requiring a learning curve for a particular position or project.
The typical interim manager has got more than 10 or 20 years of experience…
…either in line management and/or project management roles. Such experience has been obtained in different companies, fields/sectors, and countries. Based upon the achievements and qualification earned, and extensive professional contacts, he/she has a solid base for an entrepreneurial interim management career.
Due to the professional experience and extraordinary flexibility with respect to time and work location, an interim manager is used to live out of his/her suitcase. Furthermore, alternating between a most demanding work load while performing interim assignments and breaks between mandates, are his/her professional life style. It is a very modern, flexible work style. That type of work-style a digitalized world with IoT or Industry 4.0 and requires.
Last but not least, the remuneration model, typically on day rates, is reflecting this.