Kenyon HomeCare ConsultingManagement Consultant Versus Interim Management: Do You Know And Understand The Difference? Know How Both Function To Put Your Homecare On The Right Path With One Foot In Front Of The Other! - Kenyon HomeCare Consulting (206) 721-5091

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Management Consultant Versus Interim Management: Do You Know And Understand The Difference? Know How Both Function To Put Your Homecare On The Right Path With One Foot In Front Of The Other!

interim management You hire good people. If the whole of a homecare agency is only good as the sum of its parts, then make sure staff fit the roles they play. Often, interim management or a management consultant helps make the wheels of the homecare cog function well. To determine which is best for your agency, ask yourself a few questions about how you function now. 

Where Do You Need Help? 

This is a very loaded question. You may see issues in more than one department. Maybe you have great nurses you promoted to management, but things aren’t going so well. Or, maybe you can’t figure out why you aren’t more financially successful. If this is the case, then take a step back and analyze where you really need to start. Sometimes, that objective organizational assessment can get you pushed in the direction of meaningful organizational change. Look at someone to come in and analyze your agency objectively. Then, decide what step is next.  

Interim Management Versus Managing Consultants: 

There are many ways that these terms can be interchangeable. But, when it comes to the function within your agency, you need to know the difference. When you have lost a key administrator and need to look for a new one, interim management is your focus. This senior level consultant will help to keep your agency running while helping to hire and train a new administrator. This is especially helpful for smaller agencies where administrators often do not have the time to be all pieces in the puzzle daily. It is also key in vertically integrated systems where there is not another administrator in the department to fill that role.  

A Management Consultant works with current staff when you need help with training or changing operations. In homecare, we often promote our most skilled clinicians into management roles. Right? Of course. How many times have you discovered that the best nurse in the field isn’t a skilled manager? As administrators, we cannot assume that good clinicians do not need management training.This is an expensive process to continue to change clinical managers. It is also stressful for nursing staff if supervision is a revolving door. A management consultant helps you to train people into the role of clinical or administrative management. Too many times, we put someone into an administrative role without proper support to foster confident and correct decision-making. It is too hard to keep and retain staff to let someone slip through your agency’s fingers by not providing support they need.  

Kenyon Homecare Consulting Can Help! 

At Kenyon Homecare Consulting, our senior consultants can provide interim management and management consulting for your agency. Please call us today at 206-721-5091 or contact us online for your free 30-minute consultation and see how we can make a difference fo

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