The workforce is more diverse, decentralized, educated, and eager than ever before. While gray-haired engineers in Europe mentor tattooed millennials in Malaysia, 40-year veterans learn from coders young enough to be their grandchildren. But what’s the board’s role in this new reality, and how can board directors keep up?
The heightened talent risk introduced by this cross-cultural, cross-generational workforce makes it harder for you, as directors, to understand workers and see how their skills match up with business needs. But your insights remain crucial to helping the companies you serve recognize and sidestep talent risk, and you can’t afford to lag behind the dynamic innovations that characterize work today.
In this upbeat, engaging session, learn five provocative questions you didn't know you could ask, and gain the insights to determine whether your company has the talent it needs to turn a strategy on paper into a reality on the ground.
Steve Trautman has more than 20 years’ experience as a leading international expert in talent risk management and knowledge transfer. A pioneer in the field, Steve has created the only proven methodology for assessing, aligning and mitigating talent risk for technical teams within Fortune 500 companies. His clients have included Boeing, Costco, Goodyear, Aetna, Farmers Life Insurance, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, among others.
Steve is also the author of several books and a frequent speaker and panelist and has presented at many conferences, including American Society of Training and Development, Society of Human Resources Management, Utilities Service Alliance, and National Association of Corporate Boards, among others.
By implementing Trautman’s proprietary processes, C-suite executives from blue-chip companies around the globe have dramatically increased their speed and efficiency in revenue, market share and strategy execution. In addition, Steve’s finely-honed methods have been proven to bring new employees up to speed in half the normal time.
Prior to founding The Steve Trautman Co., Steve worked in leadership roles for Microsoft and Expedia, where he honed his knowledge transfer methods and skills. Today, Steve brings his experience to and focuses his expertise on solving the most critical talent management and workforce problems executives are facing.
When he is not working to change how executives think about talent risk management and knowledge transfer, Steve can be found hiking around the Northwest with his wife and two kids.