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Walk the line

Interim managers are brought in to help turn an organisation’s fortunes around – but when is the right time to walk?

Interim managers are used to extending their tenures at the organisations they have been parachuted into, but exiting early could prove problematic if not handled correctly.

Jason Atkinson, Managing Director at interim management recruiter Russam and Chair of the Interim Management Association, says that “there should be an exit strategy in place for any interim management assignment with “SMART” objectives in place that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound so there are no surprises for the interim or client.”