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Succession management is more "doable" than you may think
Conventional wisdom is right: succession plans are important. All organizations aspire to have seamless transitions whenever a key leader departs—be it planned or unplanned.
For HR leaders, the challenge is translating this broad aspiration into actual practice. And it can be especially daunting for health care HR leaders, who often look at the highly resource-intensive succession management programs in corporate America and see no way to translate them into health care.
Four key counterintuitive insights
The goal of this toolkit is to simplify and demystify succession planning for health care organizations. As stated, it's much more "doable" than is often thought—especially if you apply four counterintuitive insights to your succession planning efforts.
The remainder of this toolkit discusses these insights and includes 12 tools to help HR leaders build strong succession plans.