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Cooperation and clusters have become the guiding paradigms for explaining and promoting regional competitiveness, but the cooperation process between firms and universities and the transfer of knowledge in guiding and nurturing regional competitiveness has received relatively little attention. This book strives to fill this gap in highlighting the…
Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap first addressed this acute loss of knowledge in their groundbreaking book Deep Smarts (2005). Since then, managers have repeatedly asked them for practical, proven techniques that will help transfer those deep smarts-the organization’s critical, experience-based knowledge-before it’s too late. Now, with coauthor Gavin Barton, the authors share a comprehensive approach to doing just that.
Based on original research, numerous interviews with top managers, and a wide range of corporate examples, Critical Knowledge Transfer provides a variety of practical options for identifying your firm’s deep smarts and transferring that intelligence from experts to successors. Critical Knowledge Transfer will enable managers to:
Determine the seriousness of their knowledge loss
Identify the deep smarts essential to their business
Utilize proven techniques for transferring knowledge when its loss is imminent
Identify and implement long-term transfer program apprenticeships
Set up individual learning plans for successors
Assess the success of their knowledge transfer initiatives
This book is essential reading for anyone managing talent in today’s volatile environment.