Tacit Knowledge and Explicit Knowledge.
Tacit is highly personal. It is hard to formalize and difficult to
communicate to others.
“We can know more than we can tell” (Micheal Polanyi) Tacit is also deeply rooted in action and in an individual’s commitment
to a context
Consists partly of technical skills Has an important cognitive dimension. It consists of mental models,
beliefs, and perspective so ingrains
Explicit knowledge is formal and systematic
Easily communication and shared
In product specifications
A scientific formula or computer program