Do You Need a Business Consultant or an Interim Manager?
If you require help analyzing the state of your business or developing a business strategy, you need a consultant. If, in turn, you are looking for help with the implementation of the strategic measures you have defined, an interim manager will be your best choice.
An interim manager can at the same time be a consultant, but a consultant is, usually, not an interim manager, because he does not engage in the implementation of the solutions he proposes.
The difference between a consultant and an interim manager thus lies in the fact that a consultant advises and recommends, remaining responsible to his own company. An interim manager implements the agreed measures, being directly and exclusively responsible to his client.
There are, however, persons, who due to their rich business experience, can at the same time function as business consultants and interim managers.