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Need to nurture middle management: Threats to healthcare succession planning

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 10 July 2017




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


The combination of a greater executive span with less hierarchical depth creates a dual effect of devaluing middle management, and a decrease in middle managers’ autonomy. Healthcare middle managers who stay away or lay low further trigger perceptions of low expectations leading to low morale and high levels of stress. Others become hypereffective or develop exit strategies. Major problems are rising turnover costs; and insufficient attention to succession planning, internal promotion, and leadership development.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2017), "Need to nurture middle management: Threats to healthcare succession planning", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 36-38.



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