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Road Notes on Turning a Staffing Challenge Into an Opportunity: Think Progression, Not Succession

Published: 08 May 2013

ID: G00252862

Analyst(s): Bruce Rogow

Summary

In recent IT Odyssey* interviews, many CIOs said they expect a high percentage of their most experienced staff to depart or retire in the next three to five years. But rather than updating succession plans, some are creating "progression plans" for staff to develop new skills and capabilities.

Table Of Contents

Road Notes

  • Can IT Staffing Be a Material Liability? Does It Merit Board of Director Attention?
  • CIOs Describe a Quadruple or Quintuple Whammy: Are These Board-Level Issues?
  • Better to Be Upfront, Provide Broad Exposure and Be Opportunistic
  • CIO Call to Action: Develop Game Plans for These Challenges
    • Actions taken by CIOs include:
  • Bottom Line
  • Business Impact

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