This unique position is typically implemented during start-ups, periods of rapid growth, transitions such as mergers and acquisitions, or crisis situations. Through this arrangement, the C-suite can focus on long-term goals and strategies because fractional executives deliver specific results, for specific problems and for a specific time frame. 

This type of position benefits the company in a number of ways, including:

  • Objectivity and new ideas 
  • Timeliness
  • Creation of new position – test role
  • Expertise in highly specific situations
  • Cost-effectiveness 
  • Vetted relationships

When exploring this role, be sure to weigh the downside:

  • Does this type of arrangement suit your career big picture?
  • Do you have the right mindset for intense, short-term engagements?
  • Are you ok with not having benefits, equity, or perks?
  • Do you have the right documents in place, i.e. consulting contract, NDA, the scope of work, etc?

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