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By Sonja Gustafson July 18, 2019

IN THE NEWS - Talent Risk Problem? Disney Stock Down 2% Over Succession Plan Collapse

The Forbes.com headline reads, “With Staggs Out, Disney Investors Left Wondering Why Bob Iger's Succession Plan Fell Apart.”  When one person can move a stock price for a company like Disney by 2% over night I...

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By Steve Trautman April 6, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, In the News, Best Practices, Common KT Misconceptions, knowledge transfer blog

By Steve Trautman April 6, 2016

IN THE NEWS - Research Supports (Pre)Testing's Impact on Learning and Knowledge Transfer

Here is the closing line of this fascinating New York Times article on testing, “…But the emerging study of pretesting flips that logic on its head. 'Teaching to the test’ becomes ‘learning to understand...

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By Steve Trautman September 3, 2014
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Topics: In the News, Free Resources & Tools, 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman September 3, 2014

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

IN THE NEWS: Boeing, Air Force One, and How Knowledge Transfer Will Stem Boeing’s Risk of Talent Loss

This article in our Seattle newspaper (Seattle Times, Sept. 14, 2012) illustrates the dramatic nature of the risk of talent loss and skilled worker shortage. The article looks at the planned move of the Air...

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By Steve Trautman September 25, 2012
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, In the News, Change Management, Skilled Worker Shortage, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman September 25, 2012

IN THE NEWS: Agricultural Industry Deals with Retaining Aging Worker Knowledge

Trade Publication Suggests Knowledge Transfer

This week the agriculture industry publication, CropLife, published an article on aging workers and knowledge transfer. The authors suggested knowledge transfer as the solution to passing critical knowledge...

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By Steve Trautman March 2, 2012
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Topics: Workforce Risk Management, In the News, Common KT Misconceptions, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman March 2, 2012

In the News: Increased Spending to Promote STEM Skills in the North American Workforce

In the last few weeks there have been a slew of announcements regarding increased investment in specialized courses in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the elementary, high school, and...

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By Steve Trautman January 9, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, In the News, Skilled Worker Shortage, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman January 9, 2012

In the News: Rebuttal to the Recent WSJ Article on “Reverse Mentoring”

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal has a quick article on the concept of "reverse mentoring.” The story goes that mentoring doesn’t always have to happen from senior employees to junior employees. Some of the...

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By Steve Trautman November 29, 2011
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, In the News, Common KT Misconceptions

By Steve Trautman November 29, 2011
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