30May 24

The power of MVPs: Why a minimum viable product is essential for success

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In today's dynamic and fast-moving market, it is a major challenge to develop a product that fulfils the needs of... Read more
29May 24

How to write a good IT strategy

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In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, a solid IT strategy is essential for organisations that want to be successful and competitive in... Read more
20Apr 24

Interim Management: stabilising organisations by strengthening the management level

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In the ever-changing world of business today, organisations can suddenly find themselves with vacancies, transitions or crises in leadership.... Read more
01Dec 23

360-degree feedback: a comprehensive perspective on personal and professional development

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In today's business world, where continuous improvement and personal development are key components for professional success, the so-called... Read more
01Dec 23

Fair process for dismissals: A necessary pillar of the work culture

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Dismissals are an unavoidable part of working life, but if there is a lack of transparency and fairness, they can have serious consequences for those affected. Read more
30Nov 23

Garden leave after termination

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I recently learnt from a colleague of mine that he had been dismissed from his permanent position and immediately released from his... Read more
21Nov 23

The importance of return on Interim Management: strategic advantages and success stories

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Interim Management is a business approach in which experienced executives are placed in organisations on a temporary basis to address specific challenges... Read more
21Nov 23

Lifelong learning: the role of LinkedIn as a learning platform

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In today's fast-paced and ever-changing world of work, lifelong learning has become a key concept. The ability to continuously... Read more
02Nov 23

Datafication: The transformation of our lives into digital data

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Datafication has become a key term in the era of digitalisation. In a world where data is seen as the new... Read more
30Oct 23

The key roles in the digital age: CIO vs. CDO

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In my past, I have often taken on assignments as CIO, as well as assignments as CDO. But why does it take... Read more
26Oct 23

The importance of a data governance framework for companies in the era of big data and digital transformation

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In today's digital era, where data is seen as the new oil, effective data management is essential for organisations to... Read more
25Oct 23

Corporate transformation with vision: The key to success

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Why does a company restructuring by an Interim Manager make sense? More and more companies are recognising the need to adapt to change in an agile way,... Read more
02May 23

Interim Management and leadership

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Interim Management and leadership are two closely related concepts that are becoming increasingly important in the business world. Interim Management refers... Read more
26Apr 23

Interim Management as a solution to the skills shortage?

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The shortage of skilled labour is a pressing problem for many companies, which is making itself felt in almost all sectors. The reasons for... Read more
24Apr 23

Current trends and developments in Interim Management

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Interim Management is a constantly evolving field that is characterised by current trends and developments. The following are some... Read more
21Apr 23

How Interim Managers can support the transformation process of companies

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At a time when markets are constantly changing and companies are constantly being confronted with new challenges, it is... Read more
18Apr 23

Is there a way back into a permanent position for Interim Managers?

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Yes, there are indeed ways for Interim Managers to return to a permanent position. Some companies value the experience and flexibility that Interim Managers... Read more
13Apr 23

As an Interim Manager, how do I deal with the uncertainty between two assignments?

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As an Interim Manager, it is inevitable to find yourself in the situation of being between two assignments from time to time.... Read more
08Apr 23

How do I find assignments as an Interim Manager?

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As an Interim Manager, it is essential to find new projects to advance your career and secure your income. But... Read more
29Mar 23

Interim Management associations in the DACH region

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Interim Management associations play an important role in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). They offer their members a wide range of benefits,... Read more
25Mar 23

Selected corporate law aspects of Interim Management in Austria

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Academic analysis of the Interim Management market in Austria. Read more...... Read more
13Mar 23

How do I find the right Interim Manager for my company?

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In today's business world, there are often a variety of challenges that companies need to overcome. From the development of new products... Read more
10Mar 23

What legal form should an Interim Manager take?

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For an Interim Manager, there are differences regarding the choice of legal form (sole proprietorship, limited liability company or public limited company). These differences mainly concern... Read more
08Mar 23

What does it take to be successful as an Interim Manager?

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To be successful as an Interim Manager, a number of skills and attributes are an advantage: Experience: Experience in the industry or... Read more
07Mar 23

What are the advantages and disadvantages of working as an Interim Manager?

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There are a number of advantages Interim Managers have over other career options. Here are some of the most important... Read more
06Mar 23

Corporate culture in Interim Management

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Not only since Peter Drucker's famous statement "Culture eats strategy for breakfast" have we known about the influence of... Read more
02Mar 23

How are expenses handled as an Interim Manager?

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As an Interim Manager, it may be necessary to cover travel and/or subsistence costs during the assignment. Here are some... Read more
27Feb 23

What should be included in an Interim Management contract?

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An Interim Management contract should cover various aspects to ensure that both the Interim Manager and the company for which the contract is being... Read more
24Feb 23

Interim Management market in Switzerland

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In Switzerland, around 4000 people work as so-called Interim Managers, with around 1000 of them working as "full professionals" as well as full... Read more
23Feb 23

The history of Interim Management

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Interim Management, i.e. the temporary assumption of management tasks, has become an important part of the corporate landscape in recent decades. Read more
22Feb 23

What role do providers play in Interim Management?

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Interim Management providers are indispensable partners in the dynamic field of Interim Management. As specialised companies, they support other companies in the... Read more
14Feb 23

Case studies for the use of an Interim Manager in industry

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Here are some examples of how an Interim Manager can be deployed in industry: Turnaround management: A company in crisis can... Read more
07Feb 23

Why companies need to make the digital transformation now

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There are several reasons why companies need to implement a digital transformation: Improved efficiency: Digital transformation enables companies to optimise processes and... Read more
02Feb 23

For which industries does it make sense to use an Interim Manager?

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The use of an Interim Manager can make sense in many different industries, as companies in all sectors are faced with challenges and... Read more
20Jan 23

What are the costs for an Interim Manager?

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Interim Managers are temporary managers who support companies in achieving specific goals or solving problems. In the... Read more
18Jan 23

Specific advantages of using an Interim Manager

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Here are some specific benefits of using an Interim Manager: Targeted expertise: Interim Managers are often hired because they have specific expertise in... Read more
05Jan 23

Difference between an Interim Manager and a consultant

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In times of change and uncertainty, companies are often faced with the challenge of finding a timely and effective solution for their... Read more
22Dec 22

Success story for the deployment of an Interim Manager in the semiconductor sector

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A semiconductor company found itself in a difficult phase when sales were stagnating and profits were declining. The company had... Read more
02Nov 22

Swiss industry neglects digitalisation at a strategic level

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A survey by the "Digital Strategy" working group of the Industry 2025 initiative, co-led by AWK, has come to the following conclusion: Only a third of manufacturing... Read more
12May 22

Why is "digital business transformation" still so difficult?

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In many companies, there is still a misunderstanding about what "digital transformation" really means. And yes, I am referring to... Read more
15Nov 21

An Interim Manager or management consultant for your company?

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There are numerous situations in which external support becomes necessary in a company: operational vacancies in the event of illness, accident or maternity leave,... Read more
12May 21

ERP implementations - complexity still massively underestimated

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Back in 2012, I had the honour of giving a WinLink presentation about my experiences with a major ERP implementation. At that time under... Read more
04Feb 21

Digital business transformation: a question of age?

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In a recent DSIM discussion, I heard a DSIM member say the following about digitalisation: "I'm over 50 now,... Read more
04Jan 21

WEF article: How to reshape your business model for a post-COVID future

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How to transform your business model for a post-COVID future Transforming business models is the key to unlocking new value... Read more
23Dec 20

“Digital Business Transformation” explained

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Digital Business Transformation A solid digital strategy is the foundation of any business transformation. Download the presentation here.... Read more
03Dec 20

Are Interim Management daily rates still justified in the current coronavirus crisis?

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Demand determines supply. It is therefore not surprising that certain Interim Managers are currently offering their services at very high... Read more
01Dec 20

Stena Line's Digital Transformation Journey

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Stena Line is the world's leading passenger ferry company with 19 ferry routes, 6 geographical divisions, 39 passenger vessels, 28,000 voyages per year (7,000 voyages... Read more
15Oct 20

Recruiting managers in a crisis requires a two-stage approach... and other skills!

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Recruiting managers in a crisis requires a two-stage approach The current coronavirus crisis demands that companies and their managers... Read more
28Sep 20

Corona: A curse or a blessing for Interim Management?

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At the 13th annual meeting of the Swiss Interim Managers (DSIM), the topic of corona and its impact on our industry was also... Read more
28Sep 20

Successful event at the 13th annual meeting of the Swiss Interim Managers' Association

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Impressions of the 13th DSIM Annual Meeting, with a guest lecture by Erica Kessler on the topic of "How you as an Interim Manager on LinkedIn... Read more
30Jul 20

From the "three-stage model" to "multistage life" from the perspective of Interim Management

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Fascinating article from the MIT Sloan Management Review, which analyses the consequences of the ageing population on the career opportunities of... Read more
16Mar 20

Management Consultant vs Interim Manager vs Contractor

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Good summary of the different professional groups: (Source http://www.eim.com/cee)... Read more
08Mar 20

Encouraging: Interim Management continues on its successful course

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The top results from the forecast survey for 2020 Industry expects market growth to reach EUR 2.3 billion in 2020; EUR 3 billion mark to be reached by the end of 2022... Read more
15Nov 19

Interim Managers - experience and new energy for the team

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According to the study, the use of Interim Managers also has a positive effect on the entire team: 39 per cent of the managers surveyed... Read more
08Apr 19

General meeting of the DSIM

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Successful association meeting of the DSIM (Dachverband Schweizer Interim Manager) today at Technopark Zurich. Many thanks to the board for the organisation and... Read more
01Mar 19

Do we need a vacancy bridge?

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The average time it takes to recruit the right candidate for a management vacancy is six to nine months. Can companies afford... Read more
22Jan 19

The future of leadership

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I am very pleased and grateful to be able to participate in the UN event on the "Future of Leadership". Host... Read more
03Jan 19

Current study by management consultants Bain & Company on failed business transformations

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In my post from February 2016, I quoted a McKinsey study which showed that only 30% of the business transformations launched... Read more
24Dec 18

Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!

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"You manage things; you lead people. " - Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Thank you very much for the good cooperation and the... Read more
16Nov 18

Temporary management is becoming increasingly important

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Article worth reading on the topic of Interim Management from "Die Wirtschaft - Die Zeitung der Wirtschaftskammer Vorarlberg". 2018-11-09-WK-Zeitung_IM-gewinnt-an-Bedeutung... Read more
04Nov 18

Are we ready for artificial intelligence?

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Very exciting presentations on the occasion of the 13th ECONOMIC FORUM OF THE CANTON OF SCHWYZ on the topic: "Are we ready for artificial intelligence?". As a father... Read more
30Apr 18

Good illustration on the topic of "team building" in organisations

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This is exactly where Interim Managers can help move the car in the right direction!... Read more
14Sep 17

Boards of directors lack digitalisation knowledge

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The boards of directors of Swiss companies lack digitalisation skills. These were the findings of the zRating study conducted by the Zurich-based consultancy Inrate. Only 6.5%... Read more
14Sep 17

Executive Management Coaching

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As an executive coach, I work with senior and top management executives who need an independent sparring partner for important leadership and decision-making issues. Read more
24Aug 17

Is your company one of the digital dinosaurs?

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According to a study by the HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich, 59% of the companies surveyed still have no strategy initiative for... Read more
22Aug 17

Global survey of the WIL Group 2017

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Results of two surveys conducted by the WIL Group in 2017 to analyse the challenges, needs and expectations of customers with regard to... Read more
29Jul 17

DSIM Animation "I am an Interim Manager"

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The DSIM (Dachverband Schweizer Interim Manager) animation "I am an Interim Manager" shows in a simple and understandable way what Interim Management is, what... Read more
06Jul 17

Interim Management: permanent solution or career springboard?

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Interim assignments are increasingly becoming an attractive alternative to permanent employment for many top managers. And many companies have now also recognised the advantages of... Read more
27May 17

My "elevator pitch"

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What my customers need My customers need to set up, restructure or dismantle organisational units. These are for example... Read more
24Dec 16

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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"The future depends on what we do today." - Mahatma Gandhi Many thanks for the good cooperation and the... Read more
13Dec 16

Demand for labour increases significantly in Switzerland

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(sda) The number of job vacancies has grown more strongly in recent months than at any time since 2012. This goes... Read more
20Nov 16

Managers in permanent positions - a discontinued model?

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More and more younger people want to become temporary CEOs instead of permanent managers. This is the opinion of Atreus founder Rainer Nagel. A conversation... Read more
14Nov 16

INSEAD Executive Master Thesis 2016 - Can Interim Management protect against burnout?

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As part of my Master's programme at INSEAD on Change Management (Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change), I had the... Read more
15Feb 16

New study by McKinsey: 70% of change programmes continue to fail!

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In the recently published McKinsey article, the authors draw a sobering picture of the change initiative. Only 30% of the launched... Read more
21Dec 15

Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!

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A lot has happened this year - a lot that is frightening, but also a lot that is encouraging. Christmas is a good... Read more
08Apr 15

The consequences of the Swiss National Bank lifting the euro floor are real!

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At my current client, a medium-sized technology company, the consequences of the Swiss National Bank's cancellation of the euro floor were painfully visible.... Read more
31Dec 14

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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The year is drawing to a close. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and... Read more
30Oct 14

Focus on setting up, restructuring or dismantling organisational units

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The past 6 years as an IM have shown me that many companies are in a continuous process of change. This... Read more
23May 14

Worth reading: Handelszeitung 8 May 2014 - Interim Managers, emergency doctors for companies

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In times of crisis, many companies rely on outside help and hire an Interim Manager. 62 per cent of Interim Managers work on the first... Read more
01May 14

Is the crisis in the realisation of IT projects pre-programmed?

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My presentation at a WinLink event on the topic of "Is the crisis in the implementation of IT projects pre-programmed?" and how this... Read more
13Jan 14

Worth reading: Interim Managers, top temporary staff

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Interim Managers: In the right place at the right time Restructuring, reorganisation, bridging vacancies, company succession, IPO: As external parties, Interim Managers... Read more
17Dec 13

Article about Interim Management in Swiss Leader - Chef auf Zeit

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Dr Vera Bloemer, freelance management consultant and author of specialist articles on Interim Management, provides an overview of Interim Management in the "Swiss Leader"... Read more
16Dec 13

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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"The secret of Christmas lies in the fact that in our search for the great and the extraordinary, we are drawn to the inconspicuous and... Read more
08Dec 13

Why Interim Management?

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Interim Managers, flexibly deployable executives, are deployed at short notice to bridge vacancies, in times of crisis, for project management or as specialists. They... Read more
06Dec 13

Practical examples for the field of application of an Interim Manager

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The field of application of an Interim Manager is extremely diverse and can also bring great advantages for your company. Here... Read more
17Nov 13

Welcome to our new website!

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In order to do justice to the new possibilities of social media integration, we have redesigned our website. We hope you... Read more
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