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Public sector demand for interim managers on the rise

21 May 2009

A growing number of public sector organisations are choosing to bring in interim management teams, a new study has found.

According to the Interim Management Association (IMA), demand for transition teams was particularly strong in areas such as local and central government, as well as healthcare.

This led to a seven per cent increase in the number of interim management assignments during 2008.

The IMA described this figure as a "clear indication" that government bodies are choosing to embrace the specialist skills offered by turnaround directors.

Paul Botting, chairman of the IMA, commented: "As highly skilled senior executives, interim managers provide a bespoke solution for organisations looking to fill gaps in specialist knowledge and ensure organisational objectives are met."

He added that interim managers can drive innovation and encourage best practice, which could prove to be "valuable" in the current economic climate.

This follows similar observations from, which last month noted that interim managers are being used more widely in the local government sector.

Categories: Public Sector


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