Should succession planning be open? (Toughest HR Questions)Benefits of transparency outweigh risks of secrecyBy Yaseen Hemeda10/08/2012|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/12/2012 Question: Is it better for an organization to have an open or closed succession planning and management program?Answer: There isn’t a right or wrong answer. It would be misleading to assume every organization should follow a specific succession planning model.Succession plans will vary depending on the size of the organization, industry and type of talent that exists within the organization. The key is to ensure there is a structured approach so it is not executed haphazardly. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.