Succession planning is often neglected or done without advanced preparation. Harvard Business Review, in a 2009 issue, cited a survey wherein companies rated their succession planning as a C+ and their execution of those plans with a D grade. In other words, most companies can develop a hiring process, but they have not thought through the entire process of preparing the organization for the leadership changes it will undergo. Even worse, they have not prepared the new leader for entry into the system.
Smooth successions are far more complicated than simply finding the right person to be the organization’s next leader. Our succession planning service offers more than just best-practice project management; we delve deeper to attend to the social and organizational integration of the new leader into the system, thus ensuring a smooth transition and accomplishment of your mission. We know that finding a new successor is often complicated by vital factors that are often overlooked by other succession planning firms. As people experts, we at TurningWest have the depth of knowledge and experience to create a culture of leadership development within your organization that will shape your next leader for success.