The unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic present an unprecedented challenge for just about every sector in Belgium and Europe. National lockdowns followed by unequal country reopening arrangements, as well as proprietary procedures and sanitation guidelines, have forced entrepreneurs and their teams to move quickly and adapt to a rapidly evolving environment.
Each new COVID-19 wave has broadly speaking the same characteristics:
Sometimes your company needs extra experience and expertise in the short or medium term to overcome such crises, or when launching large-scale projects (project management) for example and when introducing new working methods or processes (change management) or to ensure business continuity.
By appointing an interim manager for these kinds of challenges, you quickly acquire the necessary qualities without having to worry about a long training period. An entrepreneur often needs someone who looks at the challenges with an external view, let’s say a “helicopter view”, because the entrepreneur is often too busy with the operational aspect of doing business.
And what extra added value does an interim manager offer?
Solution for lack of specific experience
A shortage of experience or specific professional expertise is not very good for your business. Important tasks are not completed or get messed up due to a lack of direction. These kinds of scenarios not only lead to internal struggles, but often also cause a drop in the figures. Fortunately, you don’t have to let it get to that point. By hiring an interim manager, you deal flexibly with urgent management needs and avoid operational stumbling blocks. This ensures continuity.
What exactly is an interim manager? What is He/she offering as added value to your company? The profile looks like this:
Hiring an interim manager always leads to cost savings
Many companies that do need temporary expertise are held back by the cost. But in doing so they ignore the added value of an interim manager, and the fact that hiring such a profile often leads to cost savings.
Don’t rush to recruit right away
Of course, certain positions in your company benefit more from permanent filling. The appointment of an interim manager gives you the opportunity to quietly recruit a suitable permanent employee or, even better, to evaluate whether you really need such a position within your company.