Healthcare organization decision-makers often struggle with the question of whether or not to bring in an interim executive (often referred to in more general terms as an interim manager). One of the major barriers to this decision is cost.
This concern about cost makes sense, particularly if management views an interim as nothing more than a warm body to serve as a placeholder during the search for a permanent executive.
However, if you bring in the right interim manager—a seasoned executive with a proven record of improving performance and driving change—the benefits of engaging an interim manager can far outweigh the costs involved. In fact, the right interim executive can provide a return on investment that exceeds the associated fees and expenses several times over.