Interim, Fractional or On-Demand Executives – Why? What? How?

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Interim, Fractional and On-Demand are terms used to describe different types of executive roles that are hired on a temporary or part-time basis.

Interim Executivesare hired on a full-time basis for a specific period, usually between three to six months. They act as temporary leaders within the company and assume all responsibilities that come with the position they are filling. They are often subject matter experts who deal with transformation or crisis situations.

Here are five top reasons why companies hire an interim executive:

  • To fill a leadership gap when a senior executive leaves or is unavailable.
  • To drive change or transformation projects that require specific expertise or experience.
  • To reduce risk and accelerate growth by providing immediate solutions and guidance.
  • To offer flexibility and cost-effectiveness by allowing the company to pay only for what they need.
  • To test the suitability of a potential full-time hire or groom internal talent for succession

Here are five top advantages for executives who opt for an interim executive role:

  • They can leverage their expertise and experience to make a positive impact on different organizations and industries.
  • They can enjoy greater flexibility and autonomy in choosing their assignments and working arrangements.
  • They can expand their network and exposure by working with diverse stakeholders and partners.
  • They can challenge themselves and learn new skills by taking on different roles and projects.
  • They can increase their chances of landing a permanent role or becoming a trusted advisor by proving their value and fit.

Fractional

Fractional Executivesare hired on a part-time basis for an unspecified amount of time. They can work for multiple companies at the same time, and their experience is leveraged for ongoing projects or situations. They may also take on all the traditional responsibilities of a C-suite role in early-stage companies where the workload is lighter.

Here are five top reasons why companies hire a fractional executive:

  • To access specialized expertise and experience that they cannot afford or find in a full-time executive.
  • To implement growth strategies, marketing plans, or business processes that require fractional working arrangements.
  • To save costs and increase flexibility by paying only for what they need and adjusting the level of engagement as needed.
  • To benefit from an objective and fresh perspective that can challenge the status quo and drive innovation.
  • To bridge a leadership gap or provide mentorship and guidance to internal talent.

Here are five top advantages for executives who opt for a fractional executive role:

  • They can diversify their income and experience by working with multiple companies and industries.
  • They can enjoy greater flexibility and autonomy in choosing their assignments and working arrangements.
  • They can make a positive impact on different organizations by providing specialized expertise and strategic guidance.
  • They can challenge themselves and learn new skills by taking on different roles and projects.
  • They can increase their network and exposure by working with diverse stakeholders and partners.

On-Demand

On-Demand Executivesare a broader category that includes both Interim and Fractional Executives. They are seasoned leaders who can be engaged quickly and flexibly to fill senior leadership gaps or provide specialized expertise. They are often vetted by placement firms and act as trusted advisors to the organization.

Here are five top reasons why companies hire an on-demand executive:

  • To access a pool of skilled and experienced professionals who can be engaged quickly and flexibly for specific projects or challenges.
  • To save costs and increase efficiency by paying only for the value delivered and avoiding the overheads of hiring a full-time executive.
  • To leverage an objective and fresh perspective that can bring innovation and best practices from different industries and markets.
  • To bridge a leadership gap or provide mentorship and guidance to internal talent while searching for a permanent executive.
  • To benefit from a network of experts and resources that can be tapped into as needed.

Here are five top advantages for executives who opt for an on-demand executive role:

  • They can diversify their income and experience by working with multiple companies and industries.
  • They can enjoy greater flexibility and autonomy in choosing their assignments and working arrangements.
  • They can make a positive impact on different organizations by providing specialized expertise and immediate solutions.
  • They can challenge themselves and learn new skills by taking on different roles and projects.
  • They can access a pool of skilled and experienced professionals who can be engaged quickly and flexibly for specific projects or challenges.

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About the Author.

Ratnesh Jain is an entrepreneur, mentor & author.

IIM Ahmedabad alumni with 30+ years of professional and entrepreneurship experience. Past 17 years in Executive search & Growth consulting.

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