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By Sonja Gustafson July 9, 2018

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

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

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 19, 2013
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Free Resources & Tools

By Steve Trautman September 19, 2013

Goodyear’s “Trout"man Award

Rewarding Workers Who Enhance Their Skills through Knowledge Transfer

As a Master Knowledge Transfer Consultant for The Steve Trautman Co. (STC), I’ve seen a lot of ways over the past 17 years that businesses try to implement and support knowledge transfer goals. I especially...

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By Stacey Dickinson August 9, 2013
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices

By Stacey Dickinson August 9, 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
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