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By Steve Trautman October 17, 2018

Your Top Expert Just Gave Notice

What's Your Succession Plan?

This story begins with a CIO in full-blown panic. Luis, a chief software architect was the CIO’s go-to guy for feature development and product roadmapping at a global IT solutions company in Cleveland. He...

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By Steve Trautman October 11, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman October 11, 2018

Wall Street Journal Features Steve Trautman

Importance of Knowledge Transfer as Companies Brace for Retirements

We were delighted to see our founder, Steve Trautman, quoted in The Wall Street Journal about talent risk at companies that rely on legacy systems and an aging workforce:

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By Sonja Gustafson September 19, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer, managing talent risk, In the News

By Sonja Gustafson September 19, 2018

Executive Secret Sauce

Knowledge Transfer for the “Softer Skills”

A few years back, I was talking with the VP of human resources at one of our client companies. We were discussing a knowledge transfer project for one of her company’s top executives who was retiring, and...

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By Steve Trautman September 19, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman September 19, 2018

Smarter Succession Planning

Don’t Replace Your Star Executive, Replicate What Makes Them Unique

In April 2016, Disney’s stock price dropped 2% overnight when their COO, Tom Staggs announced his departure from the company. The issue? Tom was the heir apparent for CEO Bob Iger and his announcement...

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By Steve Trautman September 11, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman September 11, 2018

Executive Transitions

What's Not in the Job Description?

When Alibaba founder and chairman, Jack Ma announced he would resign, investors were nervous and the company’s shares fell in after-hours trading. This is somewhat predictable, even though Ma’s successor,...

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By Steve Trautman September 10, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman September 10, 2018

Bridging Generations

5 ways to End Bickering and Ensure Knowledge Transfer

While overseeing a knowledge transfer project at a nuclear power plant, I worked with a veteran employee who was adamant that his young apprentice did not have enough experience to be trusted with critical...

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By Steve Trautman August 31, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman August 31, 2018

Talent Risk Management in Manufacturing

Tips for Hiring, Onboarding & Knowledge Transfer

Steve Trautman was recently interviewed by Acuity Insurance’s manufacturing guru, Michael S., for a series of blog posts on hiring, onboarding new employees, and knowledge transfer.

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By Sonja Gustafson July 19, 2018
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer

By Sonja Gustafson July 19, 2018
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