Sat on the train once more in an overcrowded carriage, I am fortunate to still be able to see the FT. Luke Johnson's weekly column on entrepreneurship in the Business Life section really caught my eye. He highlighted that the need for the approval of entrepreneurs, so necessary to help us out of this recession, can 'only come gradually, through education, experience and solid examples'. Wise words from the Risk Capital Partners Chairman. And so it is for the interim market too.
It beholds all of us, clients, candidates and consultants, to educate business leaders about the strengths that interim management can bring to the fore in these challenging times. Their experience of driving down costs and getting the fundamentals right is perfect for this climate and by sharing their knowledge through case studies, we can inform key stakeholders that there is a way to make a difference at a fraction of the cost and time it would take to bring in a permanent hire or to engage with the high end management consultancies.
Luke also said we have to stimulate enterprise and cheer on positive role models. The interim community firmly sit in this category, so please help spread the word and cheer on the interims as we help businesses survive and thrive.
You can read Luke's column here: