Interim Management: Ten Emerging Trends and Outlook for the Future

dralfoldman:

Looking back over some of my most popular blogs, I think this is worth a read

Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:

A. INTRODUCTION AND CONTEXT

The economic outlook has deteriorated significantly since I last blogged on emerging trends in interim management six months ago. Sovereign and banks debt concerns, plus political indecision in the US and Europe, has triggered extreme fear in financial markets.  Governments  seem powerless. Many genuinely believe that the World is out of control and in free-fall, so what of the cottage industry called “interim management“?

Based on my twenty years experience, at or near the top of the interim market, I have lived through many ups and downs. Using my own research and analysis (subjective and longitudinal), I have identified the following ten emerging trends:

  1. Framework agreements increasingly deployed
  2. Volume/high-street providers have chased rates and margins down to contract levels
  3. Selling by recruitment professionals
  4. Industry consolidation
  5. Social media and viral marketing
  6. Contingency workers
  7. Professional organizations have lost focus
  8. Convergence of professional services’ boundaries
  9. Integrity subordinated
  10. Economic…

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Opinion – What are the three types of interim management assignment? – John Gelmini

Institute of Interim Management

Institute of Interim Management (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nobody could seriously argue with these definitions of interim management by Andrew Turner and Dr Alf, however, the reality now is that much of the work that interims used to do is now being dealt with by a new breed of implementation consultant and the work that fell into the grey area between interim management and contracting is now either off-shoreable or is being dealt with, often very badly by temporary workers on pro-rata employment contracts.

Furthermore, many of the roles performed in the past by interims are now dealt with by redundant managers in between roles who never in a month of Sundays could be termed interim managers although on many recruiter and interim provider databases they are listed as such.

John Gelmini

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