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Capturing Tacit Knowledge for Assessing Employees' Competency and Productivity

Author(s): M. A. Jabar | F. Sidi | M. H. Selamat | A. A.A. Ghani | H. Ibrahim | S. Baharom

Journal: American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
ISSN 1945-5488

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 358;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Tacit knowledge | employees' competency | knowledge management | knowledge process | explicit knowledge | conceptual framework | product approach

Problem statement: Organization has to evaluate the competencies of their workers to improve organizational productivity. However, this is difficult because organizations have difficulties to capture and retain knowledge especially tacit knowledge of their employees. Approach: The study reviewed selected literature on management knowledge and employers competencies. It also reviewed existing frameworks in knowledge management focusing on the capturing and storing tacit knowledge. Results: Results of this study will include theoretical concept for capturing tacit knowledge and storing them besides developing a model for measuring employeeÂ’s competencies in the organization. Conclusion/Recommendation: This study contributes in assessing knowledge workers performance to improve their productivity in an organization.
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