Over time COO becomes an excessive overhead

The overhead expense from hiring a COO is sometimes justifiable. And sometimes it is not.

When does the role become an excessive overhead, then?

  • When the change momentum decreases: There will be a time when new thoughts, ideas and skills no longer provide an extra kick.
  • When the COO has done the job and becomes dispensable: It becomes cheaper to hire in-house when the groundwork is completed.
  • When your company's new reality does not match the COO's skillset: Does the role still provide enough strategic, business and employee value to justify the overhead cost?

This is why COO is inherently an interim job.

An important overhead reducing job.

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