In this article a definition of “succession planning” is given, outlining the potential benefits and problems of implementing a succession‐planning programme in a health service organisation, and factors critical for the success of such a programme are discussed. A case study is presented of one large health service organisation which recently implemented a succession‐planning programme. In this case study, a brief overview is given of the organisational setting, the philosophy and objectives of the programme are outlined and the programme′s implementation and early outcomes are described.
Hernandez, S.R., Carter Haddock, C., Behrendt, W.M. and Klein, W.F. (1991), "Management Development and Succession Planning: Lessons for Health Service Organisations", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 19-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621719110144687Download as .RIS
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