Many executives who initially think they need a management consultant ultimately decide to deploy an interim manager. An independant survey of 100 senior directors in UK companies showed that 78% felt interim managers offered clear advantages over management consultants.
Typically for temporary senior hires, an interim manager is favoured over a management consultant as they have similar levels of expertise and experience, are able to contribute strategically but are also prepared to roll their sleaves up and get hands on.
Like consultants, interim managers also provide:
However unlike consultants, interim managers are:
For a more thorough discussion of interim managers as an alternative to consultants, download our Interim Report on the UK market for interim management and other fast-track executive resourcing.
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