Interim Partners Awards – The Passion of Winning Teams
The Institute of Interim Management (IIM) have named 5 of our team in their list of the UK’s top 19 consultants. Interim Partners came 2nd out of the top 80 Interim Service Providers (we have been 1st or 2nd for the past 4 years).
The full report can be viewed here. Over 20,000 votes were cast and scores given from over 2,500 interim executives, making this a serious piece of research and a good indicator of satisfaction levels amongst interims.
I was delighted to be awarded 2nd place in Provider Consultant of the Year list, and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for me.
This result made be consider what makes us a winning team. For me, the three main components are:
- The strong platform on which we operate. We have a great Leadership team who give you the space to innovate, drive forward ideas and create a great working culture.
Culture is vital to creating a winning team and it is the people within our business who create its unique culture. Everyone here is passionate about what they do. In the Health Sector for instance, hospitals do not close, so weekend working is common. Unfortunately, the balance sheet of any business never itemises “culture”, but it is one of the most important parts of any business in my view.
- An appreciation of the colleagues who support you and allow you to operate efficiently. Without a team working together, success will not be achieved - it takes many people pulling together in the same direction.
- Going the extra mile for your clients and candidates and supporting them wherever you can in their working life. An efficient quality service is so important coupled with knowing your market well. Recognition does not come easily in our business, it is hours of commitment, hard work and dedication. It is not a job - it is a way of life.
Working within the 24/7 world of Health, I am certain we are all passionate about our goal, which broadly is to make our hospitals safer and more efficient, for the benefit of all. To me that makes my working life worthwhile.
Again, a very big thank you to everyone that voted and I look forward to continuing to work with you as we all build for the future.