Summary: Even if they are only there for a short period of time, interim managers can drastically change the course of a construction site.
A construction project you work on is likely going to have a number of moving parts. One of the challenges many projects face is finding a system that enables people to work well and in a timely manner. If things are not going according to plan, you may realize that you need to make changes quickly. An interim manager is someone who can join the project for a short period of time to help make changes as soon as possible.
Finding the Right One
When looking for the perfect individual to come in and help turn your construction project around, you need to be both thorough and open-minded. Do not settle for the first one you speak to, because you want to get a better idea of who is out there.
When interviewing people for the position you should be looking for both experience and mentality. Find someone who has the background that matches the needs of the project but also try to get a better understanding of what this person would do to improve the problems you and your team are currently facing. How they carry themselves and the kind of energy exude can speak volumes about how they will likely act when things get tough.
Identifying the Shortcomings
Once you have decided on an interim manager to hire, try to be open about the problems. The manager should be there to help get the project back on track and provide a fresh perspective on challenges. If the manager presents new ideas or approaches, try to keep an open mind and think about what is best for the client and the project.