Succession Planning Research Paper by BrainC

Succession Planning
This study shows how governmental agencies face problems when employees retire and take with them the knowledge and know-how of their jobs.
# 52491 | 33,803 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 06, 2004 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Aging (General)

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This document concerns itself with the knowledge of governmental agencies and how those that retire from them often leave behind knowledge gaps that are not picked up by other individuals. This is a growing problem and one that must be addressed. A review of the literature indicates that there are ways to ensure that knowledge is transferred appropriately. Studying that literature and analyzing its contents shows that there are issues that must be addressed and ways of looking at them that have not previously been utilized, which will make the transfer of information much easier. A study conducted on various individuals in governmental agencies will also indicate the importance of succession planning.

Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Importance of the Study
Scope of the Study
Rationale of the Study
Definition of Terms
Overview of Study
Review of the Related Literature
Data Gathering Method
Database of Study
Validity of Study
Originality and Limitations of Data
Data Analysis
Summary, Recommendations, and Conclusions

From the Paper:

"This transfer of information has become vitally important in recent years because the aging population of this country will be approaching retirement age very soon. Due to this, many individuals who have held a particular job for many years or have worked their way up through many vital government jobs will find that they are about to leave and have no one to pass this information on to. This is something that must be corrected before these individuals retire so that those entering into the jobs that these individuals are leaving will have the knowledge that they need to do their jobs correctly."

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