Moving to a new position within an organisation is a huge challenge, especially when it is a senior appointment. Within the first three months he or she must assimilate a new job, influence a new team and create the right culture. They must make an impact both upwards and downwards and review their relevant business strategy.
New senior executives represent a very significant investment and a major act of belief and trust. They are expected to hit the ground running. The cost an unsuccessful appointment can be huge in terms of direct impact on the businessand for the individual in terms of their career.