In connection with the changes that have taken place on the labour market in Poland and other European countries in recent years, we can see a growing demand for changes in the traditional approach to business management and employment policy. These changes have already started, beginning with a greater focus on cost optimisation and a tendency to reduce employment. We believe that through a flexible approach to career development and drawing inspiration from the best standards from Western markets, Polish managers will be able to develop further and manage in an optimal way with the help of tools such as among others Interim Management.
What is Interim Management (IM)?
Interim Management is a temporary activity within the organisation that is defined in terms of purpose and scope. It is carried out by an Interim Manager and is aimed at achieving specific business results. It is based on cooperation and participation in risk and profit – in relation to the intended purpose.
Who is an Interim Manager?
Interim Manager is a manager for “special tasks”. He/She boasts many years of documented experience in his/her industry and field. He/She is hired by the company to carry out a specific project in a fixed period of time. Based on his/her knowledge he/she proposes directions of changes in the organization, prepares a detailed action plan and is responsible for its implementation or helps in its implementation. His/her goal is always to increase the value of the company.
Interim Project Procedure in Inwenta
Recruitment for the position of Interim Manager is by definition an accelerated and simplified process. The reasons why the company decides to hire an Interim Manager usually require quick decisions, actions and changes. Therefore, the Interim Manager must start the project as soon as possible and his knowledge and experience in the required field must be 100% satisfactory to the Client.
Important elements of selecting an Interim Manager for a project:
- Presence in Inwenta’s database
- Availability to work for the duration of the project
- Flexibility to relocate
- Verification of experience and skills
Is Interim Management for me?
An experienced manager should consider many aspects in order to answer this question. The following issues should be taken into account: the scope of previous experiences, preferences, personality traits conducive to fast adaptation to change and new conditions, resistance to stress. It might be worth looking for publications on the market that can help in making such an important decision or going to a specialist – a career advisor, consultant or coach.
The most common reasons why managers look for change and may become interested in Interim Management:
- Desire for further growth
- A sense of career stagnation
- Loss of permanent job
- Willingness to share knowledge and experience
- Need for change
The most important features that an Interim Manager should possess:
- Many years of work experience in managerial positions
- Many years of work experience in various companies/industries
- Experience in managing human resources teams
- Confirmed successes
- Material security, stable financial situation
- Should be deriving satisfaction from the effect of actions, not a sense of power or prestige
- Should be able to find himself/herself easily in a situation of change
Improving the Interim Manager qualifications
Apart from professional development, which goes hand in hand with projects implemented by the Interim Manager, there are initiatives on the market which enable managers to develop their competences and confirm their qualifications in the field of Interim Management. Inwenta takes up the patronage of selected ones, such as:
Interim Managers Certification is carried out by the Interim Managers Association (SIM). Certification Programme is addressed to people that have at least one year of experience in the field of temporary projects and would like to confirm their professional qualifications.
Benefits of Certification:
- The certificate is a confirmation of Interim Manager’s competence and experience in the area of temporary projects.
- The certificate is a document confirming the credibility of the Interim Manager and his offers as well as the reliable fulfillment of obligations towards clients with whom legal agreements have been concluded.
- Dissemination of a database of data on Interim Managers, the main source of objective information for clients
- Shaping a positive image of an Interim Manager
When a Manager needs support
Inwenta as an expert in recruitment for the highest managerial positions always provides support to candidates for their professional development. If you need a consultation – please contact us.