Benefits for the client company

Benefits for the client company


How your business profits from the EIM Methodology of Interim Management

The EIM Methodology of Interim Management offers significant advantages compared to both consulting and permanent placement in terms of costs, flexibility and speed in obtaining results. Some key benefits are:


The interim executive is quickly selected by EIM based on the customer’s needs, usually within 2-3 days. This makes it possible to cope with both emergency situations and critical moments, and with accelerated development phases during which timely intervention is crucial.


The costs of a temporary executive are clear and set from the beginning in terms of the project. Even though the assignment is entrusted in a very short time, it does not involve any of the risks associated with the hasty hiring of a manager for an indefinite period of time. On the contrary: the speed in which an interim executive starts to work is a key factor to reduce the costs due to delays in starting a project or in solving a structural problem, which may not be obvious but are often huge.


Being a seasoned professional with specific knowledge in the field, developed during many years of experience, the executive is already skilled to quickly diagnose problems and identify the right solution to create profitable change. When partnering with EIM, the transformation experience of the counsellor multiplies this experience value.


The interim executive operates as the head of the function where change needs to happen, or as the director of the project that needs to be initiated. Thanks to their internal position within the company the executive therefore is in charge of all the operational and daily responsibilities of the function itself, and puts the project into practice. The appointment in the role ensures that the interim executive has all the necessary operational levers in hand to be able to implement the change by using concrete actions.


Being overqualified for the assigned project, the interim executive often has an overall vision and knowledge of the market and of the various business dynamics that allow identification of systemic solutions that are not easily identifiable by the company. This guarantees the optimisation of time and resources to achieve the project objectives.

Objectivity & Independence

While taking into consideration the corporate culture, the interim executive is not influenced by internal politics and the modus operandi of the organisation, which they observe objectively from the outside. This makes the executive able to identify non-functional processes that are otherwise invisible to the people who have been working for a long time in that environment. The executive is thus able to make changes towards growth and development, purely in the interest of the company.


In order to always be continuously aligned with emerging needs and priorities, the project objective, agreed with the client, is subject to periodic revision. Needs and priorities may vary following changes in the market scenario or due to a change in the internal or external circumstances of the company. Adaptability ensures that the focus remains on the results.


The interim manager, during the project duration, transfers know-how and skills to internal management. The transfer of skills can take place towards junior resources, from a training point of view, or towards internal managers that do not have the right tools in order to face the situation, in a coaching perspective. The executive intervention and synergy with internal resources guarantees the consolidation of the results achieved and the strategic continuity at the end of the assignment. The important skills, contacts and knowledge of the market remain in the company well beyond the output of the interim executive.


EIM (Executive Interim Management) was founded to meet the need in client organisations for experienced leaders at short notice to facilitate and accelerate change. We are an independent global partnership backed by the experience of over 10,000 assignments worldwide.

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