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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

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 6 June 2008

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.

Keywords

Citation

(2008), "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, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 30-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670730810878484

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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