Interim short term management services provide short-term assignment management resources and skills to organizations and businesses during temporary periods of crisis, change and transition. Interim short term management services may be appropriate when an organization only needs temporary but not permanent management assistance, there is no one suitable within an organization to fulfill a specific management role effectively, or a role needs to be filled on very short notice.
Interim short term management services are sometimes referred to as crisis or turnaround interim management services. A crisis situation involves an unpredictable threat to an organization for a relatively brief or temporary period of time. Crisis management involves management with the knowledge, skills and strategies required to analyze and cope with a serious crisis situation. There are a variety of different circumstances that can result in an organization requiring the need of interim short term management services ranging from a sudden departure of a senior manager either through resignation, termination, or death, a merger or an acquisition, or a major financial crisis which could potentially shut down the organization without the assistance of interim short term management services.
Interim short term management services offer organizations in crisis or transition a very quick avenue for putting temporary management in into place within days or weeks, as opposed to months using conventional hiring methods. Interim short-term managers are generally more qualified than the average hire for a particular position and, since they will be required to confront and effectively handle crisis situations, interim managers also have a demonstrated proficiency in business turnarounds.