Surviving the Baby Boomer Exodus: Capturing Knowledge for Gen X and Y Employees, 1st Edition
- Ken Ball
- Gina Gotsill
- ISBN-10: 1435455126 | ISBN-13: 9781435455122
- 240 Pages
- © 2011 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.00
There are managers who can’t bear the thought of losing longtime, skilled employees due to the "brain drain," yet it is occurring as experienced Baby Boomers retire and take with them their practical knowledge and business acumen. Despite the media coverage of Boomers and how a tidal wave of retirements could impact business, many senior managers are kicking the can down the road, putting off the job of creating a system and process for capturing knowledge. Keeping this a low priority could lead to a great deal of deep, tacit knowledge walking out the door, maybe for good. Managers can avoid this by taking some steps now to prepare for the day when key workers leave. These steps are outlined in SURVIVING THE BABY BOOMER EXODUS. This book provides a practical guide for capturing valuable knowledge, skills, and experience so it can be shared among employees of all the generations in the workplace. It examines methods for assessing a company’s knowledge gaps, creating a knowledge transfer plan, and nurturing a culture that encourages knowledge sharing and collaboration. Inside you’ll find scenarios, case studies, tips, templates, and checklists that will help you capture and retain your company’s intellectual capital as Baby Boomers leave the workplace.
1. The Boomer Phenomenon and How They Became Boomers.
2. Knowledge: It’s Meaning and Importance to an Organization.
3. Building a Knowledge Retention Program.
4. A Knowledge Retention Action Plan.
"This carefully-researched book explains how to capture and record the know-how from the Boomer generation with precision. It is a prescriptive book that will help organizations develop Gen X and Y leaders while giving them the knowledge and wisdom gathered from their predecessors."— Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed, President of KEYGroup and co-author of Keeping the Millennials
"Many people have written about the need to harvest the precious knowledge of our aging workforce, and management hasn’t paid much attention...Gotsill and Ball have teamed up to bridge the generation gap with a comprehensive, practical guide to help organizations get started…let the harvest begin!"— Kent Greenes, Greenes Consulting
"One of the most challenging issues in any organization is the transfer of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom between people. This book points out key generational learning needs in this arena and offers multiple methods for effectively making this transfer occur, including the power of story to speed up this process."— Lori L. Silverman, author of Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over