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for Popular Government Vol. 72 Issue 2, Winter 2007
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With a large number of baby boomers hitting retirement age, the state and nation are poised for a workforce crisis. Jacobson makes the case for workforce planning, or the process through which organizations either governmental or private prepare for present and future worker needs; describes the steps in the process; and examines planning efforts in some of the state's municipalities.
What factors determine effectiveness in a city's use of strategic planning? Drennan examines strategic planning in local municipalities and how North Carolina's cities compare with cities nationally in this type of planning.
Succession planning is defined as determining future leadership requirements, identifying potential leadership candidates for these positions, and develop these candidates through deliberate learning experiences. Ritchie discusses succession planning in North Carolina and the nation.
The number of people living on farms nationwide underwent a dramatic change in the hundred years between 1890 and 1990, dropping from 98 percent of the total population to 2 percent. Whitmire discusses how workforce and succession planning can also apply to the state's small family-farm businesses.