Retails Strategy

Interim Management

Many organizations operating on a “core team” basis will at certain times such as resignation, illness, restructuring or to support major projects, need to bring in highly competent and experienced assistance on a short-term or temporary basis.

There are several factors that make the interim management offering increasingly popular and cost-effective to client organisations. These factors are characterised as a ‘value proposition’ that Open Doors Consulting interim managers offer our clients.

  • Return on investment: Interim managers add value by using their skills and expertise to help deliver an outcome, solution, service or mitigate risk that provides a meaningful ‘return on investment’ to a client.

  • Speed: Interim managers can be in place within days as opposed to weeks or months which is essential when time constraints are paramount.

  • Expertise: Interim managers typically operate at a senior level in the client organisation, often being sensibly over-qualified for the roles they take on. Their experience and expertise enables them to be productive and make a noticeable impact from the outset, maximising the likelihood of success.

  • Objectivity: Unencumbered by company politics or culture, interim managers provide a fresh perspective and are able to concentrate on what's best for the business.

  • Accountability: Rather than taking on a purely advisory role, interim managers are managers who will take responsibility for and manage a business or project in their own right. They expect to be held accountable for results and by being instrumental in an assignment’s successful delivery.

  • Effectiveness: Operating at or near board-level gives interim managers the authority and credibility to effect significant change or transition within a company.  They actively add value to the client organisation as a result of their expertise and approach, even when the work and the decisions to be made are difficult.

  • Commitment: Interim managers maintain high professional standards because their future work relies upon referrals and a successful track record. They therefore have a stake in the success of the assignments that they undertake.