Is interim management still interim management?

Interim management: 

Until the end of the 90s, Interim Management was really seen as a profession, it was synonymous with a business doctor who is able to get poorly performing or loss-making companies profitable again. Coaching and guiding this interim manager in the execution of his assignment also requires specific skills. At the time, this was also recognized by the big-5 consultancies, which focused on the further development of the Interim Management profession. This is described in literature by, for example, Jacques Reiniers, “Interim Management, a true profession”. 

The meaning of Interim Management has been subject to erosion from the beginning of this century. Reasons for this are the economic crisis, where in times of unemployment someone quickly called himself Interim Manager. I also think that the branch organizations for Interim Management have failed to prevent or stop the inflation of the field. A final factor that I think played a role is that multinationals have outsourced their hiring process to brokers, and they started recruiting “Interim Managers”. As a result, a client's problem was no longer “Solving a problem”, but “Placing a person in a role”. 

So when we talk about interim management today, we don't mean what we meant in the 1990s. 

Organization advice: 

A traditional view from the early 1990s of the Management Consultant is the wise man who uses interviews and other techniques to produce an advisory report, which states what the customer can do best. However, clients have less and less need for someone to come and tell you how it should be done, they want him / her to show it and to prove it. 

So today's  Management Consultant is no longer the analyst who comes up with a good report, but also the one who has the implementation power and leads the change. 

The above developments mean that the difference between Interim Management and organizational advice is blurring. They are 2 concepts that keep growing towards each other. This is the reason for WeY to choose to further merge these 2 disciplines. 

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