1 Assistant professor of University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

2 Master’s student of Human Resources Management, employee of University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

3 Master’s student of Human Resources Management, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran


Today, few attempts have been made to study important factors for establishment of desirable succession management system considering growing need for succession management system. Succession planning allows organizations to be ready for confronting with absence, turnover, death, retirement or transfer of people. One can no longer attribute the future events to fortune. Due to local conditions and international position of our country, it is necessary to change administrative system of the country more than ever. One of the most important steps of change is to recognize problems. Therefore, it seems necessary to study challenges and problems of establishing this plan in administrative system of Iran with its special characteristics. This paper tries to explain barriers and challenges of succession plan with review method while studying the succession plan and finally present strategies for removing these challenges. Failure of top management to provide support, nonconformity of succession plan with strategic plans of the organization, instability of management, bureaucracy, traditional attitude, low efficiency and lack of clarity in execution of the project are of the challenges of establishing succession plan which can be removed using collective wisdom, getting support of top management, allocation of specified unit to succession management, clarification and change of attitudes and culture building.


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