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The practice of succession planning in Tanzania’s higher learning institutions: A case study of Local Government Training Institute (LGTI)

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Show simple item record Ndunguru, Geofrey 2020-09-02T09:29:53Z 2020-09-02T09:29:53Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.description Dissertation Submitted to Mzumbe University, in Partial/Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Msc.HRM) of the Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract The Purpose of this study was to assess the practice of succession planning in higher learning institutions in Tanzania. Three research objectives guided this study: (1) To describe the workforce characteristics at the Local Government Training Institute (LGTI), Dodoma, Tanzania. (2) To identify and analyse the succession planning steps/ activities at LGTI, (3) To identify the challenges facing the LGTI in developing and implementing succession plans Data were collected through interviews, questionnaires and document review. The study revealed that, there is lack of awareness about succession planning at LGTI. Moreover, the study found that LGTI does not have a systematic and formal succession planning programmes. What exist are some informal succession planning practices driven by the initiatives and goodwill of individual leaders. Generally, the study found that succession planning at LGTI is affected by two major factors which are lack of commitment of leaders and unfriendly organisational culture of the institute. The study came up with four major recommendations: (1) LGTI should establish a deliberate policy to formalise succession planning and ensure that the succession planning practices are entrenched in the culture of the institute, (2) The institute is advised to launch outstanding leadership development initiatives that prepare the junior staff to take over the leadership positions based on the actual leadership needs, and (3) An efficient succession planning programmes should be introduced at the institute that involves the basic succession planning practices discussed in this study. (4) Top management in this organisation must support establishment and implementation of succession planning programs for different carders. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Local Government Training Institute en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Succession Planning en_US
dc.subject Higher Learning Institutions-Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Local Government Training Institute en_US
dc.title The practice of succession planning in Tanzania’s higher learning institutions: A case study of Local Government Training Institute (LGTI) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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