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The cross-border capabilities of the globalise network strengthen the benefits for our customers
In a globalise conversation between Niklas Björkman, partner at Nordics Interim, Finland, and Robert Minge, director at Atreus, Germany, the two explain how clients benefit from our international globalise network and what typical tasks globalise interim managers take on.
Niklas, you are a partner at Nordic Interim and focus primarily on customers and markets in Northern Europe. Furthermore, Nordic Interim is a member of the international network globalize. Out of your view Niklas, what do you think are the key advantages for our customers within globalize?
We have 60,000 interim managers in the network. We have a global reach that is really unparalleled. I think we can act very quickly finding specific talents for our customers regardless of region, market and country. So that makes us all quite competitive.
„All of our assignments usually place a great deal of emphasis both on operational implementation and leadership.“
Let me describe three types of assignments. Nicholas. So number one is the area around restructuring, performance and efficiency programs. These are projects to adjust the operational footprint, for example, of our clients. Number two is the area around digitalization and assessing new business models. Usually here the topic is to access new markets and customer segments, building new revenues.
Another area is the field around sustainability and ESG. Here we talk about the challenge of future-proofing, customer businesses, mid and long term. In general, it’s important to mention that all of our assignments usually place a great deal of emphasis both on operational implementation and leadership. This means that our interim managers take a project manager or align function role truly leading tasks that have C-level attention to the client organization.
Niklas, interim management is all about execution. Would you have an example of what this means in practical terms?
So we have several cases where the technology is in place, but go to market, getting to real revenue is the question. Very hands-on assignments with very hands-on targets. This is what interim managers work on. But execution means many things. Anything else that you, Robert, think of when you think of execution and interim management?
Indeed, Niklas. In my experience, interim managers can act fast and uncomplicated within the client organization. So that means they don’t have to deal with internal politics rather than they can put their full effort in getting results.