Temporary management, a plus for companies
One of the most eloquent signs of the radical change in the labor market on an international and national level is the rise of temporary management.
The spread of TM in Italy is due to the rapid evolution of new communication methods and digital tactics, as well as the need to contain costs and have greater flexibility. Until a few years ago, our country was not very prepared for this form of flexibility, which had already conquered other European and American markets, but recently and above all the advent of the pandemic has radically changed the attitude of companies, making them more open to considering this type of collaboration.
At the beginning of March, Milano Finanza published the results of a recent survey (January 2021) carried out by Inima -an international network that brings together the associations of temporary managers in Europe- on 750 interim professionals, which showed that 77% of the Italian managers interviewed are employed with a consulting contract
– (41%) on a part-time basis
– (36%) on a full-time basis
This figure is significantly higher than the European average of 55%.
As far as average utilization in 2020 is concerned, i.e. the ratio of days of activity to the total number of working days, Italy ranks third with 59%, behind only Germany (73%) and Switzerland (65%).
What is the real plus of Temporary Management?
If we focus especially on the SME sector, the entrepreneur and his employees often do not have the time or resources to set up a new process, create innovative strategies and have a great need to confront external points of view:
TM responds to this very need and allows you to come into contact with a team of managers who have gained skills and experience in international environments and who can therefore give an absolutely original and new contribution to their client. In addition, the flexibility of the formula allows for ´surgical operations´:
“the TM designs and sets up the work, initiates it and then leaves it to the entrepreneurs and their collaborators”.Businesses that use Temporary Managers have greater control of the income statement, because they set up work for clear projects and objectives with a well-defined timeline. In addition, grants are available for the specialized advice of innovation managers, to finance innovation processes, technological and digital transformation for companies, also useful to evolve the management and organizational structures of the company itself.
The not-so-positive aspect concerns the valorization of the figure of the temporary manager, which is not contemplated in its peculiarity by the Italian legal system. For now, there is no recognition or by the competent authorities in this sense and it is certainly a lack that should be filled by legislation that enhances and protects this flexible mode of work and professionals working in this field.