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By Sonja Gustafson July 9, 2018

Cultivating Innovation - Transferring Knowledge from R&D to Production

In this series, I’ve been writing about how to use knowledge transfer to introduce innovation, how to learn to be more innovative, and how to learn to pitch innovative ideas. Sometimes, your job includes...

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By Steve Trautman February 12, 2016
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Topics: Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, best practices

By Steve Trautman February 12, 2016

Cultivating Innovation - Using Knowledge Transfer to Present Ideas that Make an Impact

 Over the past two decades doing talent risk management and knowledge transfer work, I’ve discovered a recurring problem many organizations face in their quest for innovation. They recognize the need to...

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By Steve Trautman December 30, 2015
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions, Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog

By Steve Trautman December 30, 2015

Managing Talent Risks When Executives Transition

Developing a Strong Ecosystem Through Knowledge Transfer

I’ve been meeting with a lot of executives lately dealing with top leadership transitions. In the next few blogs, I’m going to talk about how knowledge transfer can help executives manage talent risk at the...

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By Steve Trautman November 3, 2015
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Change Management, Consistency in a Workforce, Skill Development Plan (SDP)

By Steve Trautman November 3, 2015

Make Your Boss More Useful To You

Nearly all of us have worked for a well-meaning, relatively capable leader who does his or her best each day but still falls short. It is not their fault, really. They are the manager, but that doesn’t mean...

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By Steve Trautman March 3, 2015
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman March 3, 2015

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

Before It's Too Late

Using Emergency Knowledge Transfer to Manage Talent Risk

We’ve detailed how to use Emergency Knowledge Transfer (EKT) to mitigate talent risks in previous posts. My knowledge transfer team recently helped a client facing the challenge of the unexpected...

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By Steve Trautman October 30, 2014
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Knowledge Transfer Planning, Emergency Knowledge Transfer (EKT), Consistency in a Workforce, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman October 30, 2014

Pretending vs. Confidence in Knowledge Transfer

Why Employees Designated as Mentors and Apprentices Come to Love Test Questions

Steve Trautman has once again asked me to act as guest blogger to share a recent client story that pointedly illustrates a substantial advantage of our 3-step knowledge transfer process over typical forms...

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By Stacey Dickinson December 11, 2013
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Topics: Skill Development Plan (SDP), Common KT Misconceptions

By Stacey Dickinson December 11, 2013
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