Managing executive transitions and the effects of digitalization

April 2019

Effective management transitions are critical to a company’s long-term success. The desire to create more opportunities for high-potential managers requires Compensation Committee Leadership Network (CCLN) members and their committees to consider how best to handle retirements and other departures. In addition, as companies rely more heavily on technology to automate business processes, CCLN members seek to better evaluate the benefits and challenges that these developments present for the workforce.

On March 18–19, 2019, CCLN members met in Washington, DC, to discuss these topics. They were joined for portions of the meeting by Steven Chabinsky, partner and chair of White & Case’s global data, privacy, and cybersecurity practice, and Max Yankelevich, founder and chief strategy officer at WorkFusion. This ViewPoints synthesizes members’ conversations in conjunction with the meeting.