September 12th 2012

Executive Summary: Planning for Succession in Changing Times

This is the executive summary of the full CRF research report on Planning for Succession in Changing Times, which examines the purpose, nature and practical uses of succession planning. Detailed evidence came from a CRF survey and many practitioner interviews. A new focus is emerging on integrating strategic planning with people management and business drivers - while making processes more flexible and agile.

Topics covered in this executive summary include:
• The business drivers for succession planning: short and long-term
• The changing face of leadership and management roles and how they impact on succession planning
• How effective succession planning can be a source of competitive advantage
• How succession planning can be integrated with broader talent management approaches
• Evaluating the return on investment in succession planning and other critical role talent management strategies
• Increasing the transparency of the succession planning process
• Effectively implementing succession planning within a wider people management strategy
• Introducing ‘agile’ succession planning

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on richard@crforum.co.uk.

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