Business & Life Skills
Knowledge Transfer: Protecting your most valuable investments (people)
Remember your first few weeks on the job? The ceremonial passing of manila folders and the complete data overload during the transition can be overwhelming. Sure, there was training, knowledge bases, and the 5 days of training on the systems and process with the previous person in the job, but it’s usually insufficient. At best, you were not up and running at full speed for 3-6 months. Steve Trautman has a proven 3 step process used with Fortune 500 companies that will result in about a 50% reduction in your employee’s learning curve irrespective of your company’s size.
Steve Trautman is corporate America’s leading knowledge transfer expert, having pioneered the field for two decades and developed the nationally-recognized gold standard in knowledge transfer solutions now used by companies ranging from Microsoft to Boeing, Nike to
Zynga. As Founder and Principal of The Steve Trautman Co., today he and his team provide executives at Fortune 500’s and 1000’s, as well
as those in the public sector, with the simplest, most relevant, and quick solutions for knowledge transfer.
Today, through his Seattle-based company, Steve advises senior executives on practical ways to hire, train, motivate, and measure employees to ensure high impact performance and profitable results. He has consulted for companies as diverse as Honeywell; Kodak; Microsoft; Electronic Arts (EA); Kraft; Intuit; Intel; REI; Cadbury; the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force; L.A. Dept of Water and Power; and FMI Mining—with many repeat and international customers.
Steve has written two books, Teach What You Know: a Practical Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Transfer Using Peer Mentoring (Prentice Hall, 2006) and The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management (McGraw Hill, 2011; with coauthor Dave DeLong). His terminology and innovative concepts in the field of knowledge transfer have been adopted at the CEO level.
- Steve’s website: http://stevetrautman.com/
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