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By Sonja Gustafson July 18, 2019

Is Your IT Transformation Stuck?

I was recently visiting a major university. Their information technologies department is in “transformation” and it’s stuck. The new director has 167 people reporting to him. He and his second in command...

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By Steve Trautman August 19, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Skill Development Plan (SDP), Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, big picture questions

By Steve Trautman August 19, 2016

Expanded Family Leave Policies

How to Prepare for an Employee’s Extended Absence and Eventual Return

There’s a new phenomenon happening in corporations today where family leaves are being extended. While it’s common practice in other countries to offer extended leave, U.S. companies like Netflix, Facebook,...

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By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, knowledge silos

By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016

What Can't Wait One Hour

Understanding What The One Hour Rule Is And How It Can Change The Knowledge Transfer Process

Over the past twelve years, I’ve taught The Steve Trautman Co.'s Knowledge Transfer Workshops hundreds of times to clients all over the world and in every industry imaginable. The workshop is an integral...

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By Todd Hudson May 20, 2016
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Topics: Best Practices, Knowledge Transfer Workshop (KTW), 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer

By Todd Hudson May 20, 2016

Getting Aligned

The Key to Prioritizing and Reducing Talent Risk

When assessing and managing talent risk and preparing for knowledge transfer, we work to uncover data like who’s the expert, how many employees do we have that are capable of that work, how many employees...

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By Steve Trautman March 23, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Workforce Risk Management, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Skilled Worker Shortage, Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman March 23, 2016

Beyond Job Shadowing

A Better Way to Replicate Your Top Talent

We at the Steve Trautman Company have long asserted that while traditional job shadowing has been a common practice for transferring skills from the knowledgeable employee to a new hire, there are inherent...

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By Bridget Jennings February 26, 2016
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Topics: Workforce Risk Management, Skilled Worker Shortage, Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog

By Bridget Jennings February 26, 2016

What Is a Knowledge Transfer Workshop?

Knowledge Transfer Tools Defined

Definition: the Knowledge Transfer Workshop is a two day “how-to” workshop, delivered to your identified mentors, apprentices, and, if desired, their managers, providing 15 proven tools & techniques that...

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By Steve Trautman January 25, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Knowledge Transfer Workshop (KTW), 3-Step Knowledge Transfer

By Steve Trautman January 25, 2016
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