HOW DOES THE ACTISS AFRICA TRANSITION MANAGER INTEGRATE INTO THE COMPANY IN WHICH HE STARTS A MISSION?
You can never be sure. Still, one can make sure the mission will end to a success by delegating the most relevant manager
Every mission of interim management in Africa have in common the same challenges: quick adaptation, seaking results, pragmatism (daring to get our hands dirty), efficient communication. When an interim manager is to be mobilized by Actiss Africa, he can handle at least all the previously named feathers. This is in some way the « starter pack » of each one of Actiss Africa’s managers.
We can moreover add that the interim managers Actiss Africa preselected are specialized in the adequate domain: HR Director when we deal with HR issues, CFO when we deal with financial issues, and so on…
Do not forget that Actiss Africa focuses on the deep true issues of its clients. Accordingly, the best interim manager is the one able to answer the deep true issues beyond surface. As an example, what about that Actiss Africa’s assignment where two different missions, one in the HR field, the other one in global sales organization, has been led by the same manager. And that interim manager was NOT HR manager nor sales manager. At first glance he didn’t seem to be the most adequate for the mission. But he managed to reach outstanding results way beyond what was the original goals of the mission. The manager actually understood the real issues by digging deeper than the appearances of HR and sales.
And what about an interim management mission we led in Togo, where we were to take charge of a Data centres construction project in Lomé. The manager was perfectly shaped for the mission although he had no specific skills in data centres. His knowledges in project management and especially in “shaking” external providers’ teams made him ideal for the mission. That was the point of the client: make everyone step forward.
So, maybe should we flip the question: the best manager, but for what issue?