Q: Can you guide me about the measurable variables for my study?
What are some of the specific variables I can measure from the influence of mentorship and coaching on succession planning?
The variables to measure the influence of mentorship and coaching on succession planning will depend on the specific area of your research – academic, organizational, social, industrial, business. For example, in a business or an organizational setting, the broad variables will be decided based on the financial perspective, customer perspective, internal processes, and learning and growth (or innovation).
Once these major categories are decided, individual variables like revenue per talent (financial perspective); turnover rate and number of new clients (customer perspective); the number of promotions and number of training (internal processes); and number of minorities and cycle time to get ready (learning and growth) can be measured.
You might find the following articles helpful:
- Influence of Family Relationships on Succession Planning and Training: The Importance of Mediating Factors
- Measuring the value of succession planning and management: A qualitative study of multinational companies
- The Influence of Successor‐Related Factors on the Succession Process in Small and Medium‐Sized Family Businesses