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By Steve Trautman June 9, 2019

Talent Risks CAN be Measurably Assessed and Managed – A Practical List

Explore A List Of Talent Risks That Often Overlooked As Measurable

A common misconception I often find myself debunking is that risks related to “the people part” of business are somehow less quantifiable and manageable than other types of business risks. As we have begun...

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By Steve Trautman July 1, 2014
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Topics: Offshoring, Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Outsourcing, Reorganizations & Mergers, Skilled Worker Shortage, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman July 1, 2014

How to Prioritize Knowledge Transfer for Your Team

Hint: You can’t just say 'Make it a priority.'

Here’s a quick post for managers on the best way to prioritize knowledge transfer within your team or business unit.

Priority determines how fast an organization is going to implement their knowledge...

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By Steve Trautman October 11, 2013
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Change Management, Best Practices, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman October 11, 2013

What To Do When Critical Expertise is Departing

8 Steps for Emergency Knowledge Transfer

Every organization has people with unique knowledge. These are the people who know the “secret sauce” of the business. And—when one of them suddenly announces their departure from your business—you need to...

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By Steve Trautman July 8, 2013
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Emergency Knowledge Transfer (EKT), Best Practices, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman July 8, 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

If Leaders Agree Knowledge Transfer Is Important, Why Isn’t It Happening?

KT Strategy Series, Sidebar B

Twice today I had conversations with clients of my knowledge transfer consulting company who are struggling with the same issue. The experts in their organizations are being pulled in too many directions. ...

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By Steve Trautman February 7, 2013
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Change Management, Best Practices, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman February 7, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 2012
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