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By Steve Trautman October 17, 2018

NEVER GET ON A PLANE WITHOUT A PLAN – Using Knowledge Transfer to Ensure Efficient Use of Travel for Training

Recently, a client of my knowledge transfer consulting firm was expressing his frustration with having to routinely fly his division’s experienced technical employees out to other domestic offices,...

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By Steve Trautman January 29, 2015
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman January 29, 2015

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

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

Help Your On-the-Job Apprentices

What Mentors Can Do to Speed Knowledge Transfer

DEFINITION: An apprentice  (or learner, mentee, protégé, rookie, newbie, transfer, etc.) is anyone who needs to learn critical job knowledge and skills from you, the mentor  (or Subject Matter Expert, SME,...

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By Steve Trautman May 8, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Best Practices, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman May 8, 2014

Knowledge Transfer Solution 'Soup to Nuts' – What Implementing 3-Step Knowledge Transfer throughout an Enterprise Looks Like

If you’re like many companies facing a massive IT transformation, the prospect can be daunting. Recently one of our clients, a Fortune 500 retailer, faced a massive IT transformation when upgrading their...

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By Teresa Canady April 30, 2014
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Planning, Change Management, Consistency in a Workforce, Onboarding

By Teresa Canady April 30, 2014

Tip for Better, Faster Knowledge Transfer

It’s Not What People KNOW, It’s What They Know How to DO

DEFINITION: A knowledge silo is a specific knowledge domain or area of expertise within a given job role or function. Common examples include skills, tools, processes, systems and platforms, standards,...

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By Steve Trautman February 27, 2014
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman February 27, 2014

Air, Food and Water - Provide Your New Hire with the Essentials First When Onboarding

 

The Steve Trautman Co.'s Air, Food and Water Pyramid -- a knowledge transfer tool for onboarding new hires. 

Did you study Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Psych 101? In case you didn’t, here’s a quick...

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By Steve Trautman February 14, 2014
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Topics: Best Practices, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman February 14, 2014

7 Simple Steps to Mass Customization in Employee Onboarding Using Knowledge Transfer

Companies have been utilizing mass customization for years. Consider the jeans company that allows a customer to select a pair online. Then, rather than ordering from stock sizes, the customer inputs her...

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By Steve Trautman January 13, 2014
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Topics: Best Practices, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman January 13, 2014
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