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Getting the best out of tacit knowledge – Part 2 – Focus on the people | Innerteams

Getting the best out of tacit knowledge – Part 2 – Focus on the people | Innerteams | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"In our previous blog Getting the best out of tacit knowledge – Part 1 – Understanding what it is, we took a look at the different forms of information and paid particular attention to how tacit knowledge is derived and what its sources are.

 

Now that we have identified tacit knowledge as being information which is drawn from personal experiences, cultures and biases and thereby affecting us personally we need to look at the practical methods of this within the work place."

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The Content Economy: Why traditional intranets fail today's knowledge workers

The Content Economy: Why traditional intranets fail today's knowledge workers | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Tacit knowledge doesn't allow itself to be captured"

 

"In a knowledge-intensive business environment, it is often very hard or even impossible to anticipate in advance what information is needed. You simply cannot know what information will be relevant before the moment you need it. The information might not exist until the moment you need it, or you are simply unaware of its existence. That’s why more is better (“more is more”) when it comes to information supply in a knowledge-intensive business environment. If there is more to choose from, chances are there will be something for (almost) any need. That’s also why it has become critical for knowledge workers to access to the information abundance on the Internet. We also need to have immediate access to anyone who might possess the knowledge and information we need but which is not captured – often because it is hard to capture or simply does not allow itself to be captured (tacit knowledge) and exchanged."

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