Succession Planning: Retaining Skills and Knowledge in Your Workforce
By Government of Alberta, Human Services
Employees can hold vast amounts of key experience, information, and skills, which walk out the door when they retire or leave an organization for other reasons. Employers that are unprepared can be left scrambling to run their day-to-day operations.
It doesn’t matter how brilliant your vision and strategy are if you can’t get the soldiers, the weapons, the vehicles, the gasoline, the chow…to the right people, at the right place, at the right time.
Much writing on leadership focuses on the capabilities and behaviours of effective leaders of large divisions or enterprises. We read about such important characteristics as transparency, vision, authenticity, and...