I have been thinking about the results from a recent survey conducted by the Zeughauser Group. Although the survey covered a variety of issues, the responses related to succession particularly struck me.
- When describing the top objectives for their firm, the most frequently stated objective was to “achieve long term stability.”
- When describing the biggest challenge facing their firm in the next 3-5 years, the biggest challenge stated was “transitioning leadership to the next generation”, closely followed by “transitioning client relationships to the next generation.”
- Finally, when asked about the biggest priority in the next 3-5 years the greatest priority was “building a more stable future.”