All entries for Tuesday 23 April 2013
April 23, 2013
KBAM Explicit and Tacit Knowledge
One of the most important things regarding knowledge management is the ability to transform tacit to explicit knowledge this is a relevant process and I think it is crucial from my perspective because knowledge is actually knowledge when it becomes explicit, before that the tacit knowledge is inside people´s minds and there is no way to understand them or to analyse and interpret it without being materialized in forms of mental models, frameworks, graphics, tables and so on. I think that this process is always necessary when knowledge is used. Moreover, in working contexts we usually are part of teams when contact is necessary, so the ability to transform it is going to be perceived and is going to be developed once constant interchange is needed to deal with tasks.
This kind of concepts are useful because when managing people and work at the same time, we can be aware of the necessity of using the appropriate way of doing the transformation, I mean, using personal contact, narrative ways, or graphic tools. This process is inherent to all our activities, but the more we are aware of them, the more we can care about improving the way we deal with them.