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Challenging, flexible – and out of the way of office politics Interim management could help more women to get into the boardroom

Challenging, flexible – and out of the way of office politics Interim management could help more... Purpose – This paper aims to examine the advantages and disadvantages of an interim‐management career for women. Design/methodology/approach – Describes the interim‐management experiences of three women, and reports on the results of a survey of 700 other women interim managers in the UK. Findings – Reveals that work‐life balance and challenging work are the top attractions for interim managers, pay is a relatively low priority and working away from home is the main disadvantage. Practical implications – Contends that interim management could be one way of getting more women into the boardroom. Originality/value – Provides a female perspective on interim management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Challenging, flexible – and out of the way of office politics Interim management could help more women to get into the boardroom

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 16 (4): 3 – Jun 6, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/09670730810878484
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the advantages and disadvantages of an interim‐management career for women. Design/methodology/approach – Describes the interim‐management experiences of three women, and reports on the results of a survey of 700 other women interim managers in the UK. Findings – Reveals that work‐life balance and challenging work are the top attractions for interim managers, pay is a relatively low priority and working away from home is the main disadvantage. Practical implications – Contends that interim management could be one way of getting more women into the boardroom. Originality/value – Provides a female perspective on interim management.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 6, 2008

Keywords: Interim management; Women; Flexible labour; Senior management

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