A model for project managers
Project orientation is the way of working that is increasingly in demand on the market. In the age of digitalisation, companies are often no longer able to handle project work entirely on their own. On the one hand, because they lack the know-how to do things differently than before. On the other hand, as a medium-sized company, they either have a thin, operationally oriented staffing level, or they lack project management capacities due to efficiency-driven job cuts. Law firms can provide teams that support project management in an advisory or optional leadership capacity. In concrete terms, this means modular work in sub-project teams. This way of working enables interim managers to work on two or more parallel client projects at the same time. The remaining time is invested by the partner as an entrepreneur within the firm so that new projects can be acquired and the partner’s own firm can be further developed. In addition to diversity, this allows for “floating”, which gives interim managers opportunities to work at full capacity without interruption at the end of a project. Another advantage is that this project-oriented way of working is usually better rewarded by clients and daily rates of € 1,500 tend to be at the lower end of the scale. For the manager, there is also the advantage of being able to do and invoice part of the work from his home base. This way of working is much more attractive for interim managers with families than bridging vacancies and living out of a suitcase in a hotel.