CHAPTER 16

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The Future of Succession Planning and Management

No organization is immune to changing external environmental conditions. However, what external conditions will affect an organization varies, depending on such factors as the organization’s industry, size, and relative market dominance. How those conditions affect an organization depends on how its leaders and workers address them. These principles hold as true for succession planning and management programs as for strategic planning.

Examining trends is a popular HR activity. Much has been written in recent years about trends affecting HR generally,1 functional areas within HR specifically, ...

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