Despite working in companies for a limited time, interim managers are focused on creating results that are sustainable by investing in employees.
Interim managers do not step into an organization with the intention to stick around. Although the nature of their job is temporary they do focus on long-term success. Even though they don’t plan to be there for the next 5, 10 or 20 years, they are focused on setting an organization on the path of success. Their biggest resource in achieving that purpose is the people driving the business.
Training is an investment
If you want your organization to grow, you need to help the people driving it to grow as well – both in their knowledge and skills. Invest in training and developing their capabilities to help them perform better. Helping them stay on trend with the latest technologies and techniques helps the company stay ahead of the competition, as well as, gain efficiency through automation and software.
The amount of money, time and resources saved by having a capable and qualified workforce far outweighs the money invested in their development. The company will no longer need to hire externally for specialized tasks nor be dependent on freelancers that aren’t aligned with the company vision. Having the ability to source work from within the company is an asset in the long-term as it gives greater control and flexibility over tasks that may later integrate with core operations.
Interim managers that document processes
Any time a new employee joins an organization, they spend time learning the ropes of their new role. It requires depending on colleagues, analyzing the job description and, many times, learning on the job. If instead every process is documented and the standards preferred by the organization recorded, the learning curve will be significantly shortened.
It allows new recruits to hit the ground running and to maintain the same quality in work produced. In the long-run this can be especially useful as new hires can quickly get on track and ride the organization’s growth wave rather than slowing it down.