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  Intellectual Capital & Tacit Knowledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The ability to capture tacit knowledge within an organization is the most valuable trait of a new employee because the information provides clues, such as why decisions are made, where the best sources of knowledge are, and what the valuable insights are within the organizational culture.
In structural capital, tacit knowledge is the collective mindset of the organization’s members that shape the culture of the organization, including its norms and values.
Tacit knowledge is visible in customer capital as the collective mindsets of customers that shape their perceptions of value provided by any given product or service.
www.scis.nova.edu /~zahareem/pages/f/relationship2.html   (1017 words)

 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT - Collecting, Leveraging, and Distributing both Explicit and Tacit Knowledge Throughout Your ...
Tacit knowledge is a subtle conception rooted in cognitive schemata referred to as “mental models” and is rather difficult to articulate.
Knowledge conversion initiates at the individual level as a “justified true belief” and is expanded through social interactions to include a diversity of perspectives that ultimately represent shared knowledge at the organizational level.
Tacit knowledge, or implicit knowledge, as opposed to explicit knowledge, is far less tangible and is deeply embedded into an organization's operating practices.
www.1000ventures.com /business_guide/im_knowledge.html   (1405 words)

 Tacit knowledge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the field of knowledge management the concept of tacit knowledge refers to a knowledge which is only known to you and hard to share with someone else, which is the opposite from the concept of explicit knowledge.
Tacit knowledge has been found to be a crucial input to the innovation process.
Tacit knowledge is impossible to transmitt through Central media but it can be transmitted by lateral media.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tacit_knowledge   (1280 words)

 Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind - tacit knowledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
That an exhaustive equation of tacit knowledge with pretheoretical, skilled expertise cannot be maintained becomes particularly clear when we consider that one widely accepted paradigm of tacit knowledge is to be found in language competence (e.g., Chomsky 1986, pp.
An example of this kind of tacit knowledge is that objects are rigid, a bit of knowledge few people ever bother to formulate, but which is evidenced in such basic everyday actions as sitting in a chair.
While the kinds of tacit knowledge underlying skills or expert performances on the one hand, and cognitive competences like knowledge of language on the other, appear to be domain-specific, this third type of tacit knowledge would appear to be more generally applicable.
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~philos/MindDict/tacitknowledge.html   (1282 words)

 The duality of knowledge
However, the tacit knowledge is not articulated and shared; the learner actually develops their own tacit knowledge by becoming immersed in the practice itself, under the guidance of a mentor and whilst situated in a particular environment.
Tacit knowledge involves physical skills such as putting the movements together in a high-precision luxury watch as well as perception skills such as interpreting a complex seismic readout of an oil reservoir.
Nonaka contends that tacit knowledge is hard to formalize and therefore difficult to communicate: it is (in Polanyi's terms) knowledge that is not at the forefront of consciousness.
informationr.net /ir/8-1/paper142.html   (7192 words)

 Managing Tacit Knowledge - a Tremendous Resource for Innovation
Tacit knowledge, or implicit knowledge, as opposite to explicit knowledge, is far less tangible and is deeply embedded into an organization's operating practices.
Because tacit knowledge is much harder to detail, copy, and distribute, it can be a sustainable source of competitive advantage...
Managing tacit knowledge is a significant challenge in the business world - and it requires more than mere awareness of barriers.
www.1000ventures.com /business_guide/crosscuttings/knowledge_tacit.html   (893 words)

 Polanyi - Tacit Knowledge
Tacit Knowledge is of particular interest for those who are interested in how to manage Knowledge Oragnizations or those involved in Intellectual Capital.
The tacit knowledge functions as a background knowledge which assists in accomplishing a task which is in focus.
Our knowledge of the things denoted by words will have been largely acquired by experience in the same way as animals come to know things, while the words will have acquired their meaning by previously designating such experience, either when uttered by others in our presence or when used by ourselves.
www.sveiby.com /Portals/0/articles/Polanyi.html   (3643 words)

 Michael Polanyi and tacit knowledge
Tacit knowledge comprises a range of conceptual and sensory information and images that can be brought to bear in an attempt to make sense of something (see Hodgkin 1991).
We must conclude that the paradigmatic case of scientific knowledge, in which all faculties that are necessary for finding and holding scientific knowledge are fully developed, is the knowledge of approaching discovery.
To hold such knowledge is an act deeply committed to the conviction that there is something there to be discovered.
www.infed.org /thinkers/polanyi.htm   (1045 words)

 L and T template
Tacit (silent) knowledge (Polanyi, 1958) and implicit learning (see Berry [ed.] 1997) have in common the idea of not knowing what you do know or have learned.
Originally, Polanyi's interest was in the kind of knowledge which we routinely use and take for granted, such as the ability to recognise the face of a friend: it is irreducible to explicit propositional knowledge and cannot be articulated.
If tacit knowledge is about the content of what is learned, implicit learning is about the process, and it remains a contentious debate in psychology.
www.learningandteaching.info /learning/tacit.htm   (705 words)

 Qi Website
It is a big challenge of a quality management system to get knowledge moved from individuals to the whole organization and between different actors, and from tacit domain to explicit domain and also vice versa.
Tacit knowledge has not been considered as consistently and in the same details and deepness.
It is an important new area of a quality management system to leverage knowledge moving (see figure 4) from individuals to the whole organization and between different actors, and from tacit domain to explicit domain and also vice versa.
www.qualityintegration.biz /TacitKnowledge.html   (3441 words)

 tacit knowledge - KnowledgeBoard
Similar to apprenticeship, storytelling and the many audio-video interactive methods to transfer tacit knowledge, during ancient days in Asia there was something called "Gurukula system (please exclude the regional and religious protocols from that)" of transferring knowledge to new generations and newcomers of domain.
Yes, tacit knowledge is hard to capture, that is why one should first ask, if it is necessary to capture it.
A good example would be juggling, which holds a lot of tacit elements on how to do certain things, but those cannot be transferred to shown to anybody, you can design a training however that will (depending on certain conditions) sooner or later produce the tacit knowledge for the trainee.
www.knowledgeboard.com /cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=1532   (2232 words)

 Tacit Knowledge
Tacit knowledge, a phrase apparently coined by Michael Polanyi in his book Personal Knowledge, is a characteristic of experts, who often have no explicit theory of their work: they simply perform skillfully.
But you are affected by other kinds of tacit knowledge, all the time, and you'll do better in your job if you're aware of that.
They're written by experts who are doing the best they can to express their tacit knowledge, to create explicit guidelines for things that they do simply because, well, that's the way to do it.
www.testing.com /writings/tacit-knowledge.html   (619 words)

 SUM Knowledge Portfolio: Tracking Tacit Knowledge
Knowledge Management is a rapidly growing field with many experts and many opinions on how an organization can best manage their knowledge assets.
captures key knowledge indicators at the individual level in a format that is useful to both the individual and the organization.
But rather than being a knowledge base that attempts to replicate the knowledge of a person (such as a medical diagnosis program that tries to mirror the decision-making process of a doctor), it instead gathers meta-knowledge (knowledge about knowledge) on the tacit knowledge contained in the minds of an organization's professionals.
www.sum-one.com   (460 words)

 Ian Alexander's Reviews of Books on Requirements Engineering and Related Subjects - Polanyi on Tacit Knowledge
The situation, then, is that we possess knowledge we cannot tell, tacit knowledge, but that skilled elicitation enables us to talk about at least some of it and effectively share it when necessary.
The tacitness is not destroyed by tricks such as the police's Photofit, as we cannot tell how we 'match the features we remember with those in the collection' - it is the same mystery expressed in a different form.
A scientist who has a tacit grasp of a problem may indeed be well on the way to a solution, but can't state it, yet, and certainly can't measure it.
i.f.alexander.users.btopenworld.com /reviews/polanyi.htm   (1092 words)

 Tacit Knowledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Unspoken knowledge that only surfaces in the context of doing something or when the knower is somehow reminded of it.
For example, the knowledge we use to do everyday tasks is tacit ‹ it is taken for granted and rarely discussed.
Much of an expert's knowledge is tacit and cannot be articulated in abstract contexts such as interviews.
webguide.cs.colorado.edu:9080 /entwine/Concepts/Concept180/viewDesc   (97 words)

 Managing the Connected Organization
To transfer tacit knowledge a direct tie with the knowledge source(s) must be established.
If the knowledge that you seek is not within your network horizon[1 or 2 steps], then you assume it is not available in your organization and you reinvent it, or pay for it on the outside.
They found that people were not always willing to make public their best knowledge and that codifying tacit knowledge was like trying to nail jelly to the wall.
www.orgnet.com /MCO.html   (2813 words)

 Michael Polanyi & Tacit Knowledge | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Perhaps Polanyi conflates categories of knowledge but his contention that there is much we know and communicate which is connotative and implicit as opposed to denotative and explicit has much truth to it.
Tacit knowledge is not about what is in text books it is about knowing how to reach up and open the text book while watching a pretty girl walking by the window.
It is also about such forms of knowledge as how to ride a bike or touch the end of my nose with my eyes shut.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/28799   (1362 words)

 QIR: Tacit Knowledge Forum
Some of the tacit knowledge I came in possessing has to do with an ability to read between the lines, a worked on ability to decipher brief conversations…I think poetry is a form of tacit knowledge, a way to draw on experience to almost touch upon that which is unspeakable
Polanyi's, "The Tacit Dimension" was a breath of fresh air for me. Polanyi is a scientist who has retained an acceptance that being human is not restricted to the physical only.
When he speaks of what it means to hold knowledge, "to be deeply committed to the conviction that there is something ther to be discovered" and the accompanying sense of responsibility I could not help but to think of A. Square and Galileo.
serendip.brynmawr.edu /forum/viewforum.php?forum_id=289   (3863 words)

Nonaka and Takeuchi argue that organizations are interested in knowledge management because, as well as being smarter in their use of embedded knowledge, they need to engage in knowledge creation.
The knowledge is in forms that can easily be transferred, via a range of means, including plans, charts, research and development and technical papers.
Good socialization allows people to draw on their experiences (tacit) and to come up with new and novel solutions to problems that can be introduced for the benefit of the organization (explicit).
www.stanford.edu /dept/CTL/Tomprof/postings/417.html   (914 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tacit knowledge means procedural knowledge that a being needs to act and react in its environment, for example to play a musical instrument.
We study tacit knowledge in the context of musical behavior, and as a means of communication in virtual environments, from perspectives of cognitive science.
We propose that tacit knowledge can be accessed by simulating cross-modal bodily actions (i.e interactions between different senses like vision, hearing, and motion) with artificial neural networks (ANNs).
www.cs.hut.fi /~tta/research/tacit.html   (469 words)

 TACIT - View Document
Efforts to share knowledge have so far focused on explicit knowledge, mainly data, while tacit knowledge remains in the mind of the expert, only to be accessed by training or practice.
The vision of TACIT is to unlock the tacit knowledge of Europe's senior clinicians both by linguistically analysed multimedia recording and by expert location and communications.
TACIT will enable expertise sharing within healthcare Communities of Practice with the goal to reduce clinical risk and improve the quality of service to patients.
www.tacit-ist.org   (243 words)

 Jon Udell: Screencasting of tacit knowledge
tacit knowledge, which is the stuff that we don't know that we know, or that we assume that everyone knows so never bother to explain.
The tacit dimension of tech support, tacit knowledge means knowing more than we can (or do) tell.
In my talk I suggested that this kind of unconscious transmission of tacit knowledge may be a key rationale for the practice of pair programming.
weblog.infoworld.com /udell/2006/09/19.html   (552 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Furthermore as figure 7 reveals although tacit knowledge instruction does reveal the fact that it is not generally taught, we may see that the presence of codes such as ‘theoretically teachable’ and ‘learning the ropes’ nevertheless indicate that it is able to be passed on nevertheless.
It is the source of knowledge in that it is the basis for knowledge gathering, generation and diffusion.
Our approach has attempted to model not only how tacit knowledge may be illustrated comparatively from one individual to the next, but also how we may graphically define what the ingredients of tacit knowledge constitute.
www.cs.usyd.edu.au /~vip2000/papers/busch_tacit.doc   (2133 words)

 Tacit knowledge - riding a bike - John Seely Brown
Now here is an experiment that tries to bring the tacit to the explicit, and even when that happens, you refuse to believe it.
But this is an example of just how mysterious the tacit is and how getting at that, and bringing that up to the surface so that you can do something about it is incredibly complicated.
And so as we try to change organizational structures, we are actually trying to change the tacit as well as the explicit, and the trouble with tacit knowledge is that it is almost impossible to get hold of it, reflect on it, and work with it.
www.creatingthe21stcentury.org /JSB4-motorbike.html   (1640 words)

 Anecdote: What is tacit knowledge?
Over the last 6 months I have attended a few knowledge management conferences to see if things have progressed and I’m dismayed at how many times I heard academics and practitioners still talking about capturing tacit knowledge.
I thought we understood that nature of tacit knowledge is that it cannot be translated or converted in this way.
Narrative knowledge can be captured to some extent, but experiential knowledge can't (you can read a manual, or listen to a story about riding a bike, but that doesn't mean you can do it).
www.anecdote.com.au /archives/2005/12/what_is_tacit_k.html   (268 words)

 TacitKnowing The Knowledge Management site of Juani Swart
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contact me with thoughts and inquiries that you may have in the area of organizational knowledge
Can knowledge be transfered and how is the transfer managed?
www.tacitknowing.com   (103 words)

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