A key department head in a public organization is about to retire after many years of service. The impending retirement of a key department head in a public organization can pose significant challenges in retaining and transferring institutional knowledge and expertise. The departure of a seasoned leader can disrupt operations, hinder decision-making, and create uncertainty among the team. The agency should proactively plan and implement knowledge transfer strategies to ensure a smooth transition and minimize disruption. This process involves passing on information and expertise and fostering a supportive environment for the successor to step into their new role confidently.
How can the agency ensure a smooth transfer of their institutional knowledge and expertise to their successor, and what measures can be taken to minimize disruption during this transition?
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