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Does your business need a succession plan?

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2021 | Uncategorized |

Having a succession plan for your business in New Jersey can alleviate some of the uncertainty of the future. Your strategy can include aspects relating to leadership, personnel matters and operational expectations.

Succession planning is a process. Continually reviewing and improving its strategies can provide optimal protection to the company you have worked so hard to build.

Benefits of planning

Your plan for the future may look a lot different than other businesses. Factors including the products and services you offer, your strategies for employee retention and the types of organizational procedures you implement may all influence what you include in your succession plan. According to The HR Digest, one critical component you should address is strategies for employee development. Discuss your expectations for corporate leaders. Describe responsibilities and compliance with industry regulations.

Some benefits of succession planning include the following:

  • It adds value to your company
  • It incentivizes employees to progress within the company
  • It reduces uncertainty in times of change
  • It enables process refinement
  • It builds brand credibility

Risks of not planning

On the flip side, choosing not to implement a succession plan can put your company at risk of losing valuable assets if an unexpected circumstance happens. If something happens to you, no plan may mean your company rests in the hands of underqualified and undertrained leaders. These individuals may lack the drive and knowledge to carry the company. Additionally, your company’s operations may suffer during disorganized efforts to recruit new management.

Working with an attorney can enlighten you as to what you can do to develop a succession plan for your company. Starting something right away is critical to preventing discord and confusion in an emergency situation.