The Big Picture


Best Practices of Succession Planning

Firms that have been recognized as best practice organizations have offered the following recommendations for creating success in your succession plans:

• Ensure that the succession plan includes a focus on critical business priorities facing the organization. This helps the plan retain urgency and support.

• Develop methods of assessment to monitor the succession planning process. These methods vary according to business goals and company culture.

• Keep the process simple. A complicated and involved process may look impressive, but it may be too burdensome to execute and maintain.

• Small initial steps can help avoid overwhelming your team and the prospect of change creating a negative ...

Get Succession Planning Basics now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.