Promoting Public Sector Sustainability Through Participation

  • Luis Gallardo


The importance of succession planning is widely recognized by public managers, as is the need for spreading it across different government levels and types. The continued capacity of the public sector to execute public policy is particularly crucial for any democratic society. Nevertheless, most public organizations lack a succession plan, while those that do exist often react to turnover as opposed to being permanent. This chapter explores the impediments to succession planning caused by variables such as politics, stakeholders, intra-organization disjuncture, demographics, and legal constraints. In response, the author builds on strategies outlined by previous writers, providing heightened emphasis on those that attend to the challenges specific to or predominant in public administration. Recommendations incorporate proven horizontal, inclusive, and participatory measures meant to improve public sector succession planning.


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  • Luis Gallardo
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  1. 1.University of PhoenixSan JuanUSA

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