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Gestion de crise

Crises Management: What Types of Crises?

Crisis management is an integral part of the skills of interim managers. Today, many companies rely on interim management firms in times of crisis. But what types of crises are we talking about? The most frequent crises Regularly, the same types of crises affect businesses: Closures of sites, setting up of an “employment saving” solution, […]

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Performance Evaluation: A Real Need?

The assessment of performance, in the form of an appreciation system, arrived in France in the 1950s. This moment between managers and employees sometimes gives rise to apprehension, sometimes appreciation. For some, the performance evaluation seems perfectly useless. Whatever one thinks, the idea that a manager cares about the productivity of his teams is a […]

How Does Neutrality Affect Growth?

Some cultures promote exchange and sharing of opinions through clear and open communication. On the contrary, other cultures are more reserved or are developing more radical communication codes. Each company finds, according to its origins and its culture, custom-made communication codes. In France, the country of the “Revolution” and freedom, expressing one’s personal point of […]

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What is Change Management?

Change Management is the time of support for a company during restructuration, changes in work processes, structural and human reorganizations … etc. The transformation of companies is generally due to many months of reflection on possible improvements, for a business model that is more efficient and more adequate to current economic needs. Transformation is this […]

Manager de Transition Jean-Lucien Cousquer

The life of an Interim Manager abroad

Interim management missions are always uplifting and sometimes overwhelming experiences. Depending on the objectives to be achieved, the issues or the possible risks, each mission can be experienced as a life changing moment. These feelings are increased when interim managers are on missions abroad. Because of cultural shocks, the language barrier or the lack of […]

Interim Managers and Team Meetings

Team meetings, a real need?

No doubt you have already heard, or maybe you yourself said these words: “a meeting well prepared is a meeting that ends on time.” The necessity of team meeting is discussed more and more often because its benefits are sometimes hard to find. A waste of time? Often, that’s what employees feel at the end […]

Micromanagement and Interim Managers

Is Micromanagement bad?

You have probably heard of Humanistic Management, Ethical Management and many other terms to define an exemplary management, or at least a management more inclined to favor the employees and their well-being than what we all know. We have talked about it ourselves lately, and support the idea that these methodologies are generally beneficial. The […]

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The Joys of Interim Management

“The root of the work is sometimes bitter, but the flavor of its fruits is always exquisite.” – Victor Hugo This quote couldn’t be more accurate ! Many trades offer a diversity that keeps us steadfast and determined in our professional life. But where does our joy at work really come from? A need for […]

Is the Interim Manager an Entrepreneur?

Is the Interim Manager an Entrepreneur? Many businesses arise today, born out of a fairly recent professional revolution. The founders of these new companies, often start-ups, almost all identify themselves as entrepreneurs. What is an Entrepreneur? An entrepreneur is the one who undertakes a new approach, the one who begins something new, the one who […]

Personal Training: A need for Interim Managers?

Personal Training: A need for Interim Managers?   “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin Some things just don’t have a price. In the current economic system, everything has to be bankable, companies expenses must decrease and competitiveness grow. For that to happen, companies must first of all focus on internal […]

How to enjoy a useful vacation when you are a manager? Here are 5 tips!

How to enjoy a useful vacation when you are a manager? Here are 5 tips! Here it is, the month of August has arrived! Summer is always a very special moment. It’s time for the turnover between those who go on vacation in July and those who leave in August, the time where companies are […]

What is the interim manager’s role in HR policies?

Jean DUGAS’ interview Interim Management is very regularly requested in the field of HR. Real pillars of the company, HR managers require many skills and human qualities in order to achieve, often, demanding interim projects. What is the role of interim managers involved in Human Resources? What type of communication is to be developed in […]

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Roland Garros : The lesson for Interim Managers?

Monday, May 22nd marks the start of an incredible 15 day long season. No, not spring turning into summer, but rather the Roland Garros tennis tournament, widely known as the French Open. This is a 2 week long party for tennis lovers. One of the characteristics of this tournament is the surface the players are […]

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Interim Managers : the Stuff of Heroes

The necessary resource of an up to date company. At a time where national groups and intermediate sized companies are facing the drastic changes that hit international companies 10 years ago, it seems necessary that a change of course be lead by an experienced leader. The difficulty decision-makers face is being able to rely on […]