Why Competency Models Used for Talent Risk Management Are the Emperor’s New Clothes

Yesterday, during the i4cp webinar on Managing Talent Risk, I commented that it is time for competency models to be replaced with more targeted talent risk data that directly drives business (think: money, … Read More
By Steve Trautman Feb 21, 2022

The Boomer vs. Millennial Knowledge Transfer Mindset | Rethinking a Talent Management Headache Engineer

Picture two design engineers sitting at a table. One is a 25-year-old woman who has been on the job for about a year. The other is a man with 30+ years of experience in the same company. They are smiling an … Read More
By Steve Trautman Jan 22, 2022

Streamlining Change Management

Change is inevitable, but it doesn’t need to slow you down. In this post, I’ll explore ways to teach workers how to do their jobs or new functions after a strategic or organizational change. Perhaps mor … Read More
By Steve Trautman Oct 25, 2021

Why Knowledge Transfer Is Neither Arbitrary Nor Academic

Successful knowledge transfer is a process—one with definable steps, practical tools, and measurable outcomes. A new manufacturing client prompted the quick Q&A below that shows why knowledge trans … Read More
By Steve Trautman Oct 12, 2021

Why We’re Still Stupid (Part 1)

The other day I checked in with a colleague at a corporation facing a major aging/changing worker crisis. We’ve been talking about this problem for years and I wondered if they had decided to take action. … Read More
By Steve Trautman Oct 01, 2021

Are We Really Trying to DUPLICATE Our Experts?

Executives often tell me they are interested in bringing knowledge transfer to their workforce because they “need consistency.” But when does consistency or adherence to a standard set by … Read More
By Steve Trautman Sep 27, 2021
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