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Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2007/09/07 - An analysis of change management and business transformation assignments during 2006 by Boyden has shown that for every pound spent bringing an interim manager on board, client businesses could expect to receive £14 back in increased business value.
An analysis of change management and business transformation assignments during 2006 by Boyden Interim Management has shown that whilst businesses were spending more on interim managers as a business solution – on average some £120,000 per assignment – the average return for a typical business transformation assignment was an incredible £1.68 million. This means that for every pound spent bringing an interim manager on board, client businesses could expect to receive £14 back in increased business value.
Demand for interim managers has grown dramatically in recent years with increases seen in both the public as well as private sectors. The level of investment in interim management is not one to be taken lightly, given that the 400 business transformation assignments analysed by Boyden in 2006 showed a total cost to business of £48m – a significant spend on short-term senior people. However, the return generated from these assignments totaled in excess of £675 million – an extremely healthy ratio of 14 times the value of the investment.
Breaking the figures down further, 92 interim managers each generated in excess of £5 million for their client businesses, 124 unlocked £1 - £5 million and a further 67 interim managers generated between £½ -£1 million. Manufacturing and financial intermediation attracted the majority of change management and transformation assignments, with financial intermediation generating the most return on investing in interim managers (15 interim managers in this sector each generated over £5 million for their client businesses, 13 brought in £1.5 million and a further 15 interims generated between £½ -£1 million).
Using the average assignment cost of £120,000, the intermediation assignments analysed by Boyden for 2006 showed that interim managers unlocked an average return of some 15 times the investment by their client businesses.
A particular development in 2006 was the increase in the use of interim management by the public sector – the business turnaround and change management assignments analysed by Boyden showed a return generated for the public sector in the region of £51 million – 15 times their value.
“We are seeing organisations’ resourcing needs increasingly driven by major change projects. Interim managers provide a flexible and highly effective solution at pace, and this is as true for the public sector as it always was for the private sector. Typically interim managers can add value up to and sometimes exceeding 15 times their cost. Every organisation wants to be successful and we’re seeing interims playing an ever more important and increasing role.” Nick Robeson, CEO
*Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65 offices in 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden (boydeninterim.co.uk) specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital Consulting across a broad spectrum of industries.
On an annual basis, Boyden carries out an independent on-line survey amongst its database of Interim Managers to measure a year-on-year assessment of assignments performed over the year, together with an insight into the different industries and sectors they work within.