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Embedded Interim Projects – Key to Success

„Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and one of the world’s leading thinkers on strategy, says developing strategy means going outside an organization’s comfort zone and escaping the common traps of strategic planning.


A comprehensive plan — with goals, initiatives, and budgets – is comforting. But starting with a plan is a terrible way to make strategy.“




Roger Martin gives the answer in a short video (worth watching!) for the Harvard Business Review.


“A plan is not a strategy.”


But, and this important for interim management assignments, the most important key projects should be in alignment, should be embedded in an overarching strategy. One single project cannot solve all problems and innovate a business model on its own.


Sounds simple, but it is often neglected in day-to-day business.


That’s why our team at INTERIM-SHERPAS has defined a professional consulting and staffing process for successful interim assignments. We attach great importance to a suitable project set-up, to put projects into a strategic framework and to assure, that in the execution phase bonds between the decision-makers on the company side and the interim manager in the mandate are close.


INTERIM-SHERPAS. We bring you there 🏔


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A Plan is not a strategy