Title: The Leaving Expert Debriefing to fight the retirement wave of the ageing workforce

Authors: Josef Hofer-Alfeis

Addresses: Amontis Consulting AG, Heidelberg, Germany; Josef-Sterr-Str. 4, D-81377 Munich, Germany

Abstract: The Leaving Expert Debriefing (LXD) is a planning and conducting process for knowledge transfer from a Leaving Expert (LX) to a successor(s). Various knowledge transfer and development actions for different shapes of knowledge are typically defined as focused on strategic business-critical knowledge areas. Additionally, the transfer is executed and controlled via the LXD process. An LXD process model is presented and some steps are described in detail. Two real, quite contrary LX issues are discussed and experience from many LXD moderations is shared.

Keywords: ageing workforce; retirement; leaving experts; debriefing; knowledge management; knowledge loss; knowledge transfer; knowledge debriefing; knowledge map; human resources development; human resources management; HRD; HRM; older workers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2009.023458

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2009 Vol.9 No.2/3, pp.300 - 304

Published online: 24 Feb 2009 *

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