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Scenario Planning

“Scenario planning” is a strategic approach for making long-term flexible decisions or plans. In succession management, the creation or expansion of a role and then assessing potential candidates against this role is an example of scenario planning. It answers the question, do we have the existing talent capabilities to fill a potential future requirement?

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