Submitted by benmark on
last week, my long tenured direct managing our disability area resigned giving a 2 week notice. She was truly the subject matter expert over our disability programs but has a solid staff in place. Any advice anyone can give me on how to handle the transition? I've asked my direct to put a plan in place and let me know all the areas her staff needs to pick up but is there anything else I should be doing?
Two weeks is up!
Here are some suggested resources from Manager-Tools:
1.) Succession planning: https://www.manager-tools.com/2012/06/how-do-succession-planning-chapter...
2.) Building your 'bench': https://www.manager-tools.com/2012/03/bench-evaluation-chapter-1-probing
Those two topics (Succession planning & Building a bench) may help you if this situation happens, again. I'm trying to help folks who's questions have not received a reply, yet...I see that it's already been two weeks. I've not been in your specific situation. Perhaps, you're SME can suggest a staff member they think might be qualified to take on their old role. Hope some of this helps. Take what you like and leave the rest. Good luck!