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By Steve Trautman March 5, 2019

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

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

We Are Launching a 2013 Blog Series on Knowledge Transfer Strategy

As you know, I’ve spent two decades working in the field of knowledge transfer and run a consulting company that focuses on solving talent management problems through knowledge transfer. It is only in the...

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By Steve Trautman December 5, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, 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

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

Tools for Teaching New Roles and Ensuring Accountability

Change Management and Knowledge Transfer Series (4 of 4)

In this final post of my Change Management & Knowledge Transfer Series, I’d like to talk about ways to teach workers how to do their jobs or new functions after a strategic or organizational change and to...

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By Steve Trautman May 19, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Reorganizations & Mergers, Change Management, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Free Resources & Tools, Knowledge Transfer Workshop (KTW)

By Steve Trautman May 19, 2012
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