Never Get On A Plane Without A Plan

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, off- … Read More
By Steve Trautman Jan 29, 2015

Talent Risks CAN be Measurably Assessed and Managed – A Practical List

A common misconception I often find myself debunking is that risks related to “the people part” of business are somehow less quantifiable and manageable than other types of business risks. As we have be … Read More
By Steve Trautman Jul 01, 2014

Help Your On-the-Job Apprentices

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, … Read More
By Steve Trautman May 08, 2014

Knowledge Transfer Solution ‘Soup to Nuts’ – What Implementing 3-Step Knowledge Transfer throughout an Enterprise Looks Like

If you’re like many companies facing a massive IT transformation, the prospect can be daunting. Recently one of our clients, a Fortune 500 retailer, faced a massive IT transformation when upgrading thei … Read More
By Teresa Canady Apr 30, 2014

Tip for Better, Faster Knowledge Transfer

DEFINITION: A knowledge silo is a specific knowledge domain or area of expertise within a given job role or function. Common examples include skills, tools, processes, systems and platforms, standards, pr … Read More
By Steve Trautman Feb 27, 2014

Air, Food and Water – Provide Your New Hire with the Essentials First When Onboarding

The Steve Trautman Co.'s Air, Food and Water Pyramid -- a knowledge transfer tool for onboarding new hires.  Did you study Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Psych 101? In case you didn’t, here’s a quic … Read More
By Steve Trautman Feb 14, 2014
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