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By Steve Trautman March 5, 2019

The 5-Minute Meeting Plan

A Tool for Busy Subject Matter Experts Who Transfer Knowledge

Much of our work in the field of knowledge transfer is what my colleague Sherryl Christie calls “setting the stage.” We help our clients assess their workforce risk, figure out who holds critical knowledge...

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By Steve Trautman September 6, 2017
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Free Resources & Tools

By Steve Trautman September 6, 2017

20 Test Questions to Measure Knowledge Transfer

A Tool from the Steve Trautman Co.

One reason we value experts in any organization is for their ability to do great work. We also value them because they are able to answer the questions we have for them with the “right” answer. We all know...

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By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Free Resources & Tools, 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017

Here’s Why Internships Can Be a Disaster For Your Employment Brand

Internships are widely and erroneously believed to be a great way for front-line managers to get “cheap labor.” What many people don’t know is that intern programs are really a critical recruiting tool for...

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By Steve Trautman July 22, 2016
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman July 22, 2016

"GET YOUR GREEN ON"

7 Ways to Celebrate Knowledge Transfer Success (Part 1)

How do you recognize and reward successful knowledge transfer? Over the years we’ve seen managers get pretty creative in how they publicly celebrate mentors and apprentices for their achievements together: ...

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By Sonja Gustafson December 11, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices

By Sonja Gustafson December 11, 2014

Can Knowledge Transfer Programs Succeed with Employees Who Bill Hourly?

A Quick Q&A

A structured knowledge transfer program intentionally moves critical knowledge and skills from employee to employee on the job. One marker of a good knowledge transfer program is versatility—the process...

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By Steve Trautman September 26, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Common KT Misconceptions

By Steve Trautman September 26, 2014

The Myth of the Knowledge-Hoarding Expert Unwilling to Mentor Peers

DEFINITION: A mentor is an expert (“subject matter expert,” “SME,” “domain expert,” “pro,” “guru,” “go-to person,” “rock star,” “buddy,” “genius,” etc.)—in any industry or line of work—who has unique,...

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By Steve Trautman July 21, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Change Management, Best Practices, Common KT Misconceptions

By Steve Trautman July 21, 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
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