I am quoted in Lost Knowledge by Dave Simanoff in The Tampa Tribune:
It's a sure bet your company will be setting up lots of banners and signs over the next few years.
Will they say 'best wishes on your retirement' - or 'going out of business'?
Experts say employers aren't doing enough to prepare for an impending wave of baby-boom retirements.
I'm the expert. Cool. Along with my longstanding interest, I have to give props to my student, Richard Tinimbang, for doing an excellent set of research on lost knowledge and mentoring.
If you are looking for more information on the topic, I've been thinking and writing about it for a few years. Try these:
- The impact of lost knowledge
- Knowledge managing the retirement brain drain
- Knowledge and Talent in a People-Ready Business (referencing some work at Microsoft on the topic)
You will also want to check out other experts in the field and read up on the topic, if you are interested in a further dive. I give you just two, but it really depends on the direction you wish to follow with your interest in "lost knowledge" as specific solutions are quite varied:
- David W. DeLong's Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce (and the accompanying website)
- Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap's Deep Smarts: How to Cultivate and Transfer Business Wisdom, which is more about mentoring, but fits here.