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Succession Planning: ready for take off?

The shifting role of the line manager to support succession plan delivery

This article highlights the two pivotal challenges regarding succession planning facing organisations today:

  • Identifying the right people - and being able to spot potential
  • The Talent market is changing

The five-year succession plan is a thing of the past and needs to be conducted over a shorter time span and with support from the line manager for the employee. How can you support your line managers in this? 

We suggest in two ways:

  • In the framing of the context and overseeing governance
  • Encouraging confident career conversations