Marc Lawn, founder of thebusinessgp.com, said that interim managers need to be able to remain focused on the task at hand and not be caught up in company politics.
They need to be results-focused and prepared to push the business hard to do the right thing, and both the company and manager themselves need to be ready for this, he stated.
"The other critical success factors are the ability to stay abreast of current developments, to be results orientated, adaptable, flexible and passionate about what they do," he added.
Mr Lawn said the latter comment will be particularly critical when managers think that they will be spending their time trying to convince a business to take a step that they might otherwise not bother with.
Recently, Diane Morris, director of InterimWomen, noted that interim managers were traditionally only used to fill gaps at senior level business when skills did not exist internally, but their use has broadened over the last few years.
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Posted by Richard Esquilant
Source: The Sales Director News