Study

Fraunhofer IAO examined flexibility in machine and plant construction the topic of interim management is new for many companies. Temporary problem solvers who take over the management of projects or programmes to the bridging of vacancies, win at experts and executives for the success of companies in importance given the lack. The use and acceptance of the Interim Manager vary between the various sectors and industries. Together with the interim management provider Atreus the Fraunhofer IAO has carried out currently a study on the use of interim managers in machine and plant construction. The aim of the study was on the one hand to find out how companies in machine and plant construction estimate requirements on top-management functions.

On the other hand, it should be checked whether interim can be management a solution to meet the growing flexibility of the company. Even beyond the usage were asked exclusively Managing Director and head of major functional areas, Choose from management functions. The results show that the company in the course of the job downturn of 2009 have developed a high sensitivity for structural adjustments of capacity fluctuations. At the same time is considered the biggest challenge in the management of trade and lack of leadership. But currently only around ten percent use even interim management services of respondents to meet shortages in the executives.

According to the study of usage is believed to managers in particular deemed successful by interim, when it comes to assume responsibilities beyond the day-to-day. Especially activities for which a special expert knowledge is necessary, such as for example the management of processes of change or restructuring, can be taken over by interim managers. A summary of key findings of the study can be obtained from the specified contact. More information: Fraunhofer IAO Tobias Hug, Fraunhofer IAO

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