Discover Southern Europe, Issue 12, February 2020

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Temporary solutions to help companies thrive The unpredictable environment of the global marketplace can make it difficult for companies to adapt to rapid changes, to have the right people for the right outcomes. Many companies all over the world are recruiting interim management to adapt and succeed in different situations the marketplace might throw at them. TEXT: NOELIA SANTANA  |  PHOTOS: SERVITALENT


nterim management is the temporary provision of management resources and skills: a professional with the qualifications, experience and abilities that can help companies achieve their business’ goals. This means that an organisation that is going through a new opportunity, or even a threat, can hire an outside person for a specific time, agreed in advance, to approach these issues. 56  |  Issue 12  |  February 2020

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity Servitalent was founded in 2012 by two members of the board of directors of the Association of Interim Management of Spain, Alberto Fernandez (CEO) and Pío Iglesias (COO). They seized upon the gap in the Spanish market for interim management and filled it with Servitalent. They are currently expanding internationally as they

are facilitating many European organisations’ move to the Latin-American market. Alberto Fernandez explains that many of the companies they work with are immersed in what is referred to as a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) environment and to survive these conditions and achieve business success, they need the right tools to adapt and face these everchanging situations. They are convinced that interim management is the key tool to reach every company’s business goals.

Noticable impact on the organisation Servitalent assists small- and mediumsized enterprises to understand and put