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Succession Planning

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Succession planning seems to be another of the ‘buzz words’ of late. I believe it is a relatively new concept to the voluntary sector, with many of us struggling to get our heads around exactly what it is. In my journey to discover what succession planning was, I found an answer that was much more complex than these simple two words implied.

Succession planning has implications for an entire organisation. It is part of workforce planning, good management capability training, and performance monitoring. It is also connected to career development planning for individuals and other human resource issues, leading through to the future sustainability of an organisation, its systems, structures, processes and underpinning organisational culture.

I invite you to share my journey through this article.