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Bank Street College of Education ​tacit knowledge is the kind of knowledge that is difficult to transfer to another person by means of writing it down or verbalizing it for example stating to someone that London is in the United Kingdom is a piece of explicit knowledge that can be written down transmitted and understood by a recipient however the ability to speak a language use algebra or design and use complex equipment requires all sorts of knowledge that is not always known explicitly even by expert practitioners and which is difficult or impossible to explicitly transfer to other users while tacit knowledge appears to be simple it is far-reaching consequences and is not widely understood definition the term a year ago at a sit now a euro or a euro or a technology a euro was first introduced into philosophy by Michael Polanyi in 1958 in his magnum opus personal knowledge he famously summarizes the idea in his later work the tacit dimension with the assertion that a euro you can know more than we can tell a euro according to him not only is there knowledge that cannot be adequately articulated by verbal means but also all knowledge is rooted in tacit knowledge in the strong sense of that term with tacit knowledge people are not often aware of the knowledge they possess or how it can be valuable to others effective transfer of tacit knowledge generally requires extensive personal contact regular interaction and Trust this kind of knowledge can only be revealed through practice in a particular context and transmitted through social networks to some extent it is captured when the knowledge holder joins a network or a community of practice some examples of daily activities and tacit knowledge are riding a bike playing the piano driving a car and hitting a nail with a hammer the formal knowledge of how to ride a bicycle is that in order to balance if the bike falls to the left one steers to the left to turn right the rider first ears to the left and then when the bike falls right the rider steers to the right you may know explicitly how turning of the handlebars or steering wheel changed the direction of a bike or car but you cannot simultaneously focus on this and at the same time orient yourself in traffic similarly you may know explicitly hard to hold the handle of a hammer but you cannot simultaneously focus on the handle and hit the nail correctly with the hammer the master pianist can perform brilliantly but if he begins to concentrate on the movements of his fingers instead of the music he will not be able to play as a master knowing the explicit knowledge however is no help in riding a bicycle to ascend a gyro on register trademark t help and performing well in the task since few people are aware of it when performing and few riders are in fact aware of this tacit knowledge is not easily shared although it is that which is used by all people it is not necessarily able to be easily articulated it consists of beliefs ideals values scheme meter and mental models which are deeply ingrained in us and which we often take for granted while difficult to articulate this cognitive dimension of tacit knowledge shapes the way we perceive the world in the field of knowledge management the concept of tacit knowledge refers to a knowledge possessed only by an individual and difficult to communicate to others via words and symbols therefore an individual can acquire tacit knowledge without language apprentices for example work with their mentors and learn craftsmanship not through language but by observation imitation and practice the key to acquiring tacit knowledge is experience without some form of shared experience it is extremely difficult for people to share each other's thinking processes tacit knowledge has been described as a hero who know how a euro a euro as opposed to a euro oh no huh true euro a euro oh no why or euro or a euro oh no well euro it involves learning and skill but not in a way that can be written down on this account knowing how or embodied knowledge is characteristic of the expert who acts makes judgments and so forth without explicitly reflecting on the principles or rules involved the expert works without having a theory of his or her work he or she just performs skillfully without deliberation or focused attend tacit knowledge versus explicit knowledge although it is possible to distinguish conceptually between explicit and tacit knowledge they are not separate and discrete in practice the interaction between these two modes of knowing is vital for the creation of new knowledge differences with explicit knowledge tacit knowledge can be distinguished from explicit knowledge in three major areas codify ability and mechanism of transferring knowledge while explicit knowledge can be codified and easily transferred without the knowing subject tacit knowledge is intuitive and unarticulated knowledge that cannot be communicated understood all used without the a gyro knowing subject her hero 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requires close interaction and the build up of shared understanding and Trust among them main methods for the acquisition and accumulation explicit knowledge can be generated through logical deduction and acquired through practical experience in the relevant context in contrast tacit knowledge can only be acquired through practical experience in a relevant context potential of aggregation and modes of appropriation explicit knowledge can be aggregated as a single location stored an objective forms and appropriated without the participation of the knowing subject tacit knowledge in contrast is personal contextual it is distributive and cannot easily be aggregated the realization of its full potential requires the close involvement and cooperation of a knowing subject the process of transforming tacit knowledge into explicit or specifiable knowledge is known as codification articulation or specification the tacit aspects of knowledge are those that cannot be codified but can only be transmitted via training or gain through personal experience there is a view against the distinction where it is believed that all propositional knowledge is ultimately reducible to practical knowledge transmission models achieve practice of technological development is the codification of tacit knowledge into explicit programmed operations so that processes previously require skilled employees can be automated for greater efficiency and consistency at lower cost such codification involves mechanically replicating the performance of persons who possess relevant tacit knowledge in doing so however the ability of the skilled practitioner to innovate and adapt to unforeseen circumstances based on the tacit feel of the situation is often lost the technical remedy is to attempt to substitute brute force methods capitalizing on the computing power of a system such as those that enable a supercomputer programmed to play chess against a grandmaster whose tacit knowledge of the game is pulled and deep the conflicts demonstrated in the previous two paragraphs are reflected in a kashirin on Arcas model of organizational knowledge creation in which he proposes that tacit knowledge can be converted to explicit knowledge in that model tacit knowledge is presented variously as uncodified Bal and codify ball this ambiguity is common in the knowledge management literature non narcos view may be contrasted with pol in his original view of tacit knowing Pollan who believed that while declarative knowledge may be needed for acquiring skills it is unnecessary for using those skills once the novice becomes an expert and indeed it does seem to be the case that as Pollan they argued when we acquire a skill we acquire a corresponding understanding that defies articulation examples one of the most convincing examples of tacit knowledge is facial recognition a euro a euro we know a personĂŽ euro on registered trademark as face and can recognize it among a thousand indeed a million yet we usually cannot tell how we recognize a face we know so most of this cannot be put into words a euro unregistered trademark a euro unregistered trademark when you see a face you are not conscious about your knowledge of the individual features but you see and recognize the face as a whole another example of tacit knowledge is the notion of language itself a euro it is not possible to learn a language just by being taught the rules of grammar a euro a native speaker picks it up at a young age almost entirely unaware of formal grammar which they may be taught later other examples are how to ride a bike how tight to make a bandage or knowing whether a senior surgeon feels an intern may be ready to learn the intricacies of surgery this can only be learned through personal experimentation Collins showed that Western laboratories long had difficulties in successfully replicating an experiment which the team led by vladimir bridge insky at moscow state university had been conducting for twenty years Western scientists became suspicious of the Russian results and it was only when Russian and Western scientists conducted the measurements collaboratively that the trust was re-established Collins argues that laboratory visits enhance the possibility for the transfer of tacit knowledge another example is the Bessemer steel process a euro Bessemer sold a patent for his advanced steelmaking process and was sued by the purchases who couldn't get it to work in the end Bessemer set up his own steel company because he knew how to do it even though he could not convey it to his patent users bessemer's company became one of the largest in the world and changed the face of steelmaking when Matsushita started developing its automatic home bread making machine in 1985 an early problem was how to mechanize the dough kneading process a process that takes a master baker years of practice to perfect to learn this tacit knowledge a member of the software development team Akiko Tanaka decided to volunteer herself as an apprentice to the head Baker of the Osaka International Hotel who was reputed to produce the RI euro on registered trademark s best bread after a period of imitation and practice one day she observed that the Baker was not only stretching but also twisting the dough in a particular fashion which turned out to be his secret for making tasty bread the Matsushita home bakery team drew together 11 members from completely different specializations and cultures product planning mechanical engineering control systems and software development the a euro OE twisting stretchy gyro motion was finally materialized in a prototype after a year of iterative experimentation by the engineers and team members working closely together combining their explicit knowledge for example the engineers added ribs to the inside of the dough case in order to hold the dough better as it is being churned another team member suggested a method to add yeast at a later stage in the process 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temperatures knowledge management knowledge management is the dynamic process of creating new knowledge identifying sources of this new knowledge and the elicitation and distribution of this knowledge the identification of tacit knowledge sources and the creation of knowledge through tacit to tacit knowledge sharing and tacit to explicit knowledge sharing are fundamental to this process according to per se there are three major approaches to the capture of tacit knowledge from groups and individuals they are interviewing experts learning by being told learning by observation interviewing experts can be done in the form of structured interviewing or by recording organizational stories structured interviewing of experts in a particular subject is the most commonly used technique to capture pertinent tacit knowledge an example of a structured interview would be an exit interview learning by being told can be done by interviewing or by task analysis either way an expert teaches the novice four processes of a task task analysis is the process of determining the actual task or policy by breaking it down and analyzing what needs to be done to complete the task learning by observation can be done by presenting the expert with a sample problem scenario or case study and then observing the process used to solve it some other techniques for capturing tacit knowledge are action learning all of these approaches should be recorded in order to transfer the tacit knowledge into reusable explicit knowledge professor ikujiro nonaka has proposed the seci model one of the most widely cited theories in knowledge management to present the spiralling knowledge processes of interaction between explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge solution hierarchical incompetence and how to overcome at argued that tacit knowledge was essentially a property of social networks and that much tacit knowledge was held in and communicated by this informal lateral communication between network members see also references further reading engine eg doing thinking saying in Sangha and Ortoli nature knowledge birf on books New York Oxford 2004 249 euro 261 bow why saw s micro contracting for tacit knowledge a euro a study of contractual arrangements in international technology transfer in problems and perspectives of management - 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