Talent Risk Management in Action: Everyone on the Team Doing Their Part

Posted by Steve Trautman on Jan 10, 2017 9:16:21 PM

Today in my email inbox I was copied on a status report showing talent risk reduction happening in real-time using knowledge transfer. It inspired me to share with you how this is working on the ground, in just a few quick bullets. This is what we’re all about.

It is the story of a current client, with the knowledge transfer process working exactly as it should:

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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Knowledge Transfer Workshop (KTW), Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, managing talent risk

NEVER GET ON A PLANE WITHOUT A PLAN – Using Knowledge Transfer to Ensure Efficient Use of Travel for Training

Posted by Steve Trautman on Jan 29, 2015 6:34:09 AM

Recently, a client of my knowledge transfer consulting firm was expressing his frustration with having to routinely fly his division’s experienced technical employees out to other domestic offices, off-shore, or to outsource partner locations to train new hires and solve technical problems. “It is the only way,” the CTO said, "to ensure that hands-on, business-critical knowledge gets transferred." So I asked him a few simple questions:

ME: Who goes on these trips?

CLIENT: Well, there’s no standard. We tend to send whoever is willing to go and can get away.

ME: How long do they typically stay there, away from their other daily work?

CLIENT: As long as they can handle it.

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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions, Onboarding

Can Knowledge Transfer Programs Succeed with Employees Who Bill Hourly? – A Quick Q&A

Posted by Steve Trautman on Sep 26, 2014 6:45:17 AM

A structured knowledge transfer program intentionally moves critical knowledge and skills from employee to employee on the job. One marker of a good knowledge transfer program is versatility—the process should work in all types of business environments. For example, my knowledge transfer consulting firm was recently asked this question by a potential client:

Hi Steve,

How might your 3-step knowledge transfer process work with a firm that runs on billable hours to their clients? Making time to train people and/or transfer knowledge is a challenge.

Thanks,

J---

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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Common KT Misconceptions

JULY WEBINAR--Knowledge Transfer Strategy: The Key to the ‘People Part’ of Your Existing Business Strategies

Posted by Sonjag on Jun 28, 2013 6:14:18 AM

Our own knowledge transfer expert, Steve Trautman, will be teaming up with the Houston division of Career Partners International (CPI) to deliver a free webinar on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST: “Knowledge Transfer Strategy: The Key to the ‘People Part’ of Your Existing Business Strategies.”

Register now: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/681431998

Imagine seeing as the norm at your company your top talent naturally "replicating" themselves.

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Topics: Speaking & Events, Reorganizations & Mergers, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Change Management

Our New 'Knowledge Transfer Strategy' White Paper Is Published – Free Download Now

Posted by Steve Trautman on May 31, 2013 8:23:33 AM

We recently completed a 9-part blog series on building a knowledge transfer strategy for your business or organization. As promised, we’re making available for free download our new white paper that draws the concepts from the blog series together, Knowledge Transfer Strategy: The Key to the “People Part” of Your Business Strategy.

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Topics: Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Change Management, Free Resources & Tools

Knowledge Transfer Strategy Template and Summary [KT Strategy Series, 9 of 9]

Posted by Steve Trautman on May 1, 2013 7:50:43 AM

Now it is time to bookend this knowledge transfer strategy blog series and talk about next steps.

At a Glance, Here Is Our Knowledge Transfer Strategy Template:

I. Frame the Talent Problem
II. Provide Historical Context
III. Set Expectations for Knowledge Transfer in Your Organization in 1 -3 Years, Including Clarifying Guideposts
IV. Provide a Cost-Benefit Analysis
V. Give a Basic Implementation Timeline and Define Key Roles
VI. Identify & Mitigate Implementation Risks

With these elements in your strategic plan for knowledge transfer, your organization can

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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Free Resources & Tools

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