OF A FIRM, IT’S
CRUCIAL TO PUT A
IN PLACE EARLY.
PUTTING THE ÔSUCCESSÕ
IN SUCCESSION PLANNING
BY BARBARA THAU
VISION. MANAGEMENT MOJO. BUSINESS-GENERATING
CHOPS. That’s just some of what it takes to run a successful
And, for companies that are in it for the long haul, nurturing
these qualities in the next generation of leaders via strategic
succession planning is critical to lasting success.
So say Lisa Henry, chief executive officer, and Suzan Globus,
principal, of Greenway Group, an architecture and design
business management consulting firm, who spoke with I+D on
the importance of succession planning for design firms and
laying the groundwork for an effective transition while grooming
Henry and Globus consult with A&D clients on succession
planning and have led workshops on the topic for firm owners
and potential successors who are plotting their own futures and
the future leadership of their firms.