Succession management, the process of ensuring that ready talent is available when new leadership demands arise, is a central activity in ensuring the sustained success of an organization. Done properly, it requires knowledge of the competencies, personal attributes, and experiences that drive positive outcomes today. But understanding today’s needs is not enough. Thriving organizations must also anticipate what will be different about tomorrow’s requirements, and have the tools and processes to measure the existence of those factors among the available talent inside and outside the organization. It can seem a daunting task, but in data collected from over 270 organizations on Succession Management in June 2010 (and updated in March 2011), Aberdeen uncovered not only key strategies for accomplishing this, but also that organizations utilizing solutions and services from one particular vendor, DDI, were doing it better than their counterparts.
This Research Brief, DDI Clients Find Succession Success, examines these results.