Brief from Client:
Our client is a significant global player in the infrastructure sector. They provide a growing specialist people and organisational consulting service to their clients. However, like many consulting businesses in their growth phase, they faced challenges managing client demand and the supply of high-quality change capability. A broader collaboration with a community of expert interims had long been identified as a key to their growth strategy, but it had not been realised due to capacity and capability limitations. Their current reactive approach to resourcing interims resulted in the loss of knowledge and relationships once projects concluded, causing growing frustration. Consequently, Altum Consulting was approached to help build a community of expert change interims that would not only provide great capability when needed but also foster long-term relationships.
Janey Thomas, an expert in change and transformation consulting with 12 years of experience as an interim herself, was identified as the ideal person to collaborate with the client’s Director of Consulting. Janey's experience from both the client and interim perspective allowed her to understand what a robust interim community entails, identify the capabilities they required, source excellent candidates, and manage a community that benefits all parties involved.
Equipped with a clear brief and brand messaging, Janey and her team undertook several weeks of engagement with suitable interims, creating a pool of candidates with the right skills and cultural fit. Working alongside the client, Janey organised a kick-off event at their prestigious London headquarters to introduce the community, showcasing the organisation's identity, work, approach, and commitment to their associate community. The event was attended by over 50 potential interims, providing an opportunity for them to introduce themselves and be considered for current and future assignments.
Six months into this fruitful partnership, Altum has successfully sourced candidates for specific client assignments and continues to nurture a healthy interim community. The client now has ready access to the right expertise at the right time, paying for services only when needed.
"An interim community is something we have been talking about building for so long as we knew it was key to our consulting growth strategy. When Janey and Altum Consulting came along, we knew we had found the right organisation to partner with and make this happen." – Director Consulting
For more information on how Janey and Altum Consulting can provide a solution tailored to your needs, please firstname.lastname@example.org. By working with us, you too can unlock the potential of an interim community and transform the way you respond to the changing demands of your business.
In this partnership, Altum Consulting has demonstrated its capacity to offer value in establishing and managing a thriving interim community. By creating meaningful relationships and providing access to skilled interims, Altum has enabled the client to navigate the peaks and troughs of demand, reinforcing their consulting growth strategy.