If you have started your own business recently you will undoubtedly wish to keep your costs to a minimum wherever possible.
It may seem unlikely, therefore that you would consider taking on a member of staff for a short period and at a higher rate of pay than your usual employees.
However, if you examine the facts about bringing in interim managers, you may find it to be a valuable and cost-effective investment and the right thing to do to ensure a good start for your business.
Some of the benefits of hiring interim management include:
Gaining an individual who is instantly suitable for their particular role
By bringing in someone when and where you need them, you will find the person with the necessary skills and experience to do the job right now, with no need to consider future paths within your company and no need to take their levels of competence in other departments into consideration.
You will be able to hand-pick the right employee from a range of people who are more than qualified to meet your business needs.
Receiving a focused, results-driven individual
As a company outsider, an interim manager will not have established relationships with other members of your staff, so it will be easier for them to make changes that will improve your organization, free from the judgment-clouding effects of office politics.
This lack of emotional investment in staff allows an interim manager to focus on the end result, and work towards that goal with a clear perspective – Six Sigma and Agile: Can They Work Together?
The interim member of staff will not have a personal investment in your company, which will allow them to stay focused on driving it forward, without preoccupation with the implications on their own career path.