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Get It Before It’s Gone! How to Extract Wisdom from Your Colleagues Before They Retire, 310

Tags: Published On: Apr 28, 2022 1:00:00 PM

There’s so much wisdom my generation needs to extract from our older colleagues before they retire. Many young people in this industry are naive because it takes time and experience to master a trade. I don’t want someone to retire and still have lingering questions I wished I would’ve asked. That’s why we NEED to document the wisdom of our elders. So how do I extract wisdom from my colleagues before they retire? In this episode of MakingChips, we talk through a few ideas you can use to learn as much as you can from your expert machinists. 

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  • [3:25] A conversation about retirement

  • [5:34] Why we never learned anything from our dads

  • [7:21] Manufacturing news: Germany is in a recession

  • [12:30] An impromptu ProShop ERP Shoutout

  • [15:55] How to approach a conversation with a veteran machinist

  • [18:52] Four ways to extract knowledge from veteran machinists

  • [25:30] What inspired me to choose this episode’s topic

  • [27:54] Don’t miss IMTS in September 2022!

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