Vol. 3 No. 1 (2018)

Succession planning

Perry Bratcher
Northern Kentucky University
Published December 21, 2020
  • succession planning,
  • management,
  • supervision,
  • job performance
How to Cite
Bratcher, P. (2020). Succession planning. Journal of New Librarianship, 3(1), 97-100. https://doi.org/10.21173/newlibs/4/19


Succession planning is the process of successfully backing up operations in case of short or long-term employee absences. Typically associated with upper management positions, this concept can also apply to most other vacant positions in the workplace. The application of this concept necessitates the coordination of planning between both managers and employees,taking into consideration the operations within the unit and the potential impacts for non-performance of these operations, both within and outside the unit. Outlined within this column are points for consideration with suggested solutions for carrying out a successful succession plan.