Explicit knowledge
By: Moria Levy (Publication Date: 01/10/2015)

It is customary in the world of Knowledge Management to differentiate between two main sources of knowledge: tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Explicit knowledge is the knowledge belonging to an individual or shared by the group, while the part holding the knowledge is aware of its existence. If the knowledge is subconscious, it will be referred to as tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge, initially referred to as articulated knowledge, is seemingly easy to manage yet is not a trivial matter since it is usually neither organized, structured or shared, This not merely a technical procedure. Knowledge holders usually face a true difficulty to place knowledge in a manner that will make its sharing and preserving easier.