There is a growing number of interim managers. The top executives maneuver companies through crises, restructure organizations, fill personnel gaps – and then move on. What drives them?

According to the Dachgesellschaft Deutsches Interim Management (DDIM, German Interim Management Holding Company), there are currently about 10,000 interim managers in this country. The Arbeitskreis Interim Management Provider (AIMP, Interim Management Providers‘ Work Group) event counts 5,000 more. The number of interim managers has been rising for years. No matter which statistics you look at, one thing is certain: The number of interim managers has been rising for years. One reason for this is the fact that companies are increasingly thinking in terms of fast and agile processes, and they are planning within shorter time frames. “For such projects and tasks that need to be defined with all clarity, the use of interim managers is virtually predestined,” says Björn Knothe, CEO of the personnel consultancy division one, which places managers into permanent positions and interim jobs.

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Source: Handelsblatt, Wochenende 29./30./31. März 2019, Nr. 63 / Author: Camilla Flocke

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