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By Steve Trautman January 4, 2018

Open Letter to Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Re: Risk of Losing All the Tumblr Talent She Just Bought

Dear Marissa:

It was great to see the New York Times headline this weekend touting Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr and other start ups. The deal presents a great opportunity to tap into Tumblr’s 117 million...

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By Steve Trautman May 20, 2013
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Topics: Workforce Risk Management, In the News, Reorganizations & Mergers, Change Management, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman May 20, 2013

Provide a Clear Cost-Benefit Analysis in Your Knowledge Transfer Strategy

KT Strategy Series, 7 of 9

Your knowledge transfer strategy should include a clear cost-benefit analysis for the change you want to make from your organization’s knowledge transfer status quo to a program that meets your defined...

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By Steve Trautman March 19, 2013
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Topics: Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Innovation in a Workforce, Change Management, Generational Gaps/Differences, Skilled Worker Shortage, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman March 19, 2013

Why Have A Knowledge Transfer Strategy?

KT Strategy Series, 2 of 9

Before continuing in this blog series, let’s answer a simple but important question: Why does an organization need a knowledge transfer strategy—why should we care enough to dedicate time and energy to this...

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By Steve Trautman December 6, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Change Management, Best Practices, Consistency in a Workforce, Skilled Worker Shortage, Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman December 6, 2012

What Is a Knowledge Transfer Strategy?

KT Strategy Series, 1 of 9

Lots of people use the word strategy very loosely. The word gets thrown around in business like people put salt on food. For some, a strategic plan is a one-page bulleted list; for others, it’s a 40-page...

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By Steve Trautman December 6, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Reorganizations & Mergers, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Innovation in a Workforce, Change Management, Best Practices, Consistency in a Workforce, Generational Gaps/Differences, Skilled Worker Shortage, Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman December 6, 2012

We Are Launching a 2013 Blog Series on Knowledge Transfer Strategy

As you know, I’ve spent two decades working in the field of knowledge transfer and run a consulting company that focuses on solving talent management problems through knowledge transfer. It is only in the...

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By Steve Trautman December 6, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Reorganizations & Mergers, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Innovation in a Workforce, Change Management, Best Practices, Consistency in a Workforce, Generational Gaps/Differences, Skilled Worker Shortage, Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman December 6, 2012

Reduce Flight Risk

Help Acquired Employees Settle In and Succeed

Last week I had dinner with a really sharp 30-something project manager who had joined his company via acquisition just less than a year ago. He was impressive in many ways. He had ten years of experience...

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By Steve Trautman November 30, 2012
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Topics: Reorganizations & Mergers, Best Practices, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman November 30, 2012

What to Look For in a Good Knowledge Transfer Program

A Quick List

Since every company deals with knowledge transfer issues at some point, many business leaders that we meet are looking at a variety of options for solving the problem. I thought I’d write up some notes to...

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By Steve Trautman October 3, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Free Resources & Tools, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman October 3, 2012
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