|Type||Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Science in Human Resource Management|
|Title||Lack of management succession planning and its impact On organisation performance. A case of uchumi supermarkets in Dar es Salaam|
The statement above by Bob Nardelli brings to therefore the importance of
succession planning. Succession planning is a valuable management tool for creating
a plan to Move high potential people into the higher levels of the organization. Management development today is a top priority for any organization that wants to
stay in business (Margerison,1991:2). Newell (2002: preface) states that
organizations can no longer afford to waste ‘people talent’ if they are to remain
competitive into the next century.
Through succession planning the active and positive support of people can be gained
(Parsloe, 1995:24; Anderson, 2007:1). The primary need of the manager is to have
the ability to develop his or her employees. (McCarter and Schreyer, 2000: 11)
Correct succession planning in an organization will reduce the need to bring in new
talent and therefore reduces the expense of recruiting (Rollins, 2003:15).
Businesses need to be able to find people with the right skills to fill key and top
leadership jobs at any time required through having in place an effective
Management Succession Plan however, supermarkets in Dar es salaam do not
invested in developing the succession planning and management programs. This is
because they just ignore the fact that Succession management planning can work
well in this sector especially in Tanzania, where the employment is a problem to the
graduates (Bain, 1995:38).
Supermarket business is one among the fastest growing businesses in Dar es salaam
today. The city of Dar es salaam lays at the central heart of the country with all guest
from outside and within the country begin and end their shopping to and from other
part of the country, With the population of more than four million (4.364541) as of
official 2012 census residents. Dar es salaam city becomes one of the biggest city
which is growing very fast with a lot of business, supermarket being the one, and as
such companies are expect to accumulate a lot of wealth trough supermarkets, But all
this depends on the way these supermarkets have invested in developing the
succession planning and management programs.(Official Report Census 2012).
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