As part of their work, it is very important for consultants to regularly go on different assignments,, in order to become seasoned legal interim managers, who are able to meet the demand of clients while having the satisfaction of achieving the business goals they have set.
In this respect, I suggest that each legal interim manager keep two principles in mind:
• Having completed several interesting successive missions is beneficial for assignments that may come later, because future clients will be sure to choose a ‘real’ legal interim manager, having already gone through many experiences similar to that assignment;
• A mission that lasts too long may be disappointing, both for the legal interim manager and for the client: first, the legal interim manager will have the impression of losing the advantages of having external consultant status (independence, challenge, etc.) while not enjoying the benefits of employee status (career prospects, participation in the business plan, training, etc.). Moreover, the customer will have the uncomfortable feeling that the involvement of the legal interim manager has gradually weakened;
Therefore, multiply your assignment experiences, keeping in mind that each mission should be carried out to completion, that is to say, until the client you are working for is satisfied with the service provided, and that collectively you consider the original goal to have been fully achieved.