Why succession planning is about more than CEOs

Succession planning is about making your organisation stronger, but focusing only on the C-suite is a mistake, according to Shaara Roman, a consultant with wide-ranging global experience. She offers an alternative term that can help companies think about succession in a different way, setting them up for success in the future.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • The priorities that keep companies from addressing succession issues.
  • The #MeToo movement’s effect on succession planning.
  • Why “workforce planning” might be a better term for framing discussions on succession.
  • How one conversation can get you started on developing a succession plan.

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