Interim management myths; true or false?

BrainTower is a fixed value in the world of consulting, interim- and project management. Especially in the marketing and sales environment.

It is vital for us to place the right people in the right place. And to do this, we want to know our people very well, but also our clients and their organization. People and organizations are our business. Even though we make it a point for ourselves, still, some misunderstandings go around about temporary support and, in this case, the matching procedure between the team/organization and the consultant.

Underneath we will state 5 popular beliefs about consulting, interim- and project management. With 17 years of experience in the business, our founder Jan De Lancker will disprove or confirm them with some extra clarification.


1. Interim managers need coaching

Every time someone new joins our team, on a temporary basis, we have to coach him. If we welcome someone to our team for only 3 to 6 months, we need time to coach him/her and the effort will be as great as the work that this person can get done.

“This is not true. We only work with people who either have many years of experience or who are really motivated and very eager to learn. Not everyone can join BrainTower that easily. We stand for highly talented people with the right mentality and the right motivation to do interim management. If one of ours joins your team, yes, you will have to explain your way of working, because this is different in every organization. But our people are do-ers and have enough business insight to be focused on the right tasks. They have the can-do mentality and as such, they will ask questions when necessary but initiate quickly to move forward and to guarantee the continuity or to handle the priorities. They are independent and fast learners. So coaching will not be an issue at all!”


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