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

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... Register


On 3: Transparent: Individual Contributions
Patrick E. Mentore, Consultant, Guyana





Succession Planning and Talent Engagement Process
Ronsard Lazare, Student (MBA), South Africa

On Rule 2 for Succession Planning System
Ochora Onek, Student (MBA), Uganda

On 2: Critical Jobs in Management Succession
Ossama Soliman, Director, Egypt

On 4: Estimate and Analyze Progress Frequently
Ossama Soliman, Director, Egypt


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