Five Rules for a Management Succession Planning System

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Five Rules for a Management Succession Planning System
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Conger and Fulmer established five requirements for steady and reliable management succession planning.
1: The succession management system must orient towards development. Combining leadership development and succession management will result in optimal results.
2: Succession management systems need to focus on jobs that are important to an organizationís long-run success, also called linchpin positions. Focusing on these positions, companies will be able to supply the appropriate talent needed to fill future linchpin positions.
3: The system should be transparent. Although non-transparent systems have advantages, the idea is that employees will be more motivated if they know where they stand.
4: A successful management system should estimate and analyze progress frequently. In this way, potential problems will be recognized before they appear.
5: Establish a flexible succession management system. The most successful compani...Sign up

On 5: Flexible: Cultural Influence on Reliable Management Succession Planning
P. ter Horst, Strategy Consultant, Chile, Member
The five requirements mentioned by Anneke Zwart are important for most companies, however, cultural differences may interfere this system. Not in all ...Sign up

On 3: Transparent: Individual Contributions
Patrick E. Mentore, Consultant, Guyana, Member
As much as I agree with P. ter Horst I would like to say definitively that in some cultures the selfish element comes through even in the face of publ...Sign up

Combine Loyalty Management and Succession Management
Bueno, Analyst, Philippines, Member
@Patrick E. Mentore : Loyalty programs of the organization must be mature enough; promoting security and advocating s...Sign up

On Rule 2 for Succession Planning Systems: Focus only on Important Jobs?
Rolando Acevedo, Business Consultant, Chile, Member
To manage a transparent succession planning system is a complex issue. I agree that transparency could motivate employees to improve their performance...Sign up

On 5. Continuous Improvement of Management Sucession Planning System
Francielle Nunes, Entrepreneur, Brazil, Member
I totally agree with Anneke Zwart's comments, they are a set of goals to keep a sucession planning system working. Plans must have rules in order to g...Sign up

Succession Planning and Talent Engagement Process
Rahul, Teacher, India, Member
Succession planning is a 2-way process, actively involving both the supervisor and employee.
The success of any succession planning is not presc...Sign up

Succession Planning and Talent Engagement Process
Ronsard Lazare, Student (MBA), South Africa, Member
In combination with succession planning & talent development, employee retention becomes crucial because of the sizeable investment made towards devel...Sign up

On Rule 2 for Succession Planning System
Ochora Onek, Student (MBA), Uganda, Member
@Rolando Acevedo: I certainly agree with you, but it is important to note that equal opportunity should be made avai...Sign up

On 2: Critical Jobs in Management Succession
Ossama Soliman, Director, Egypt, Member
Good points. I suggest to develop point 2 which focuses on critical jobs could be best formulated as "coordination and co-operation between core and c...Sign up

On 4: Estimate and Analyze Progress Frequently
Ossama Soliman, Director, Egypt, Member
And for point 4 the newest approach for management succession is the Total Quality Management approach that depends on professional Sign up

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