The 's Theory Of Energy Conversion

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The first mode of knowledge conversion enables an organization to convert tacit knowledge through facilitating interaction between individuals (Bashar Sarayreh 2012). Individuals in this case, can gain tacit knowledge without necessarily having to communicate by means of language. Instead, tacit knowledge can be converted into tacit knowledge through practice, imitation and observation. An example of this form of knowledge conversion is demonstrated by apprentices who learn critical skills just by working alongside their mentors. Evidently, therefore, experience is a key cornerstone when it comes to an individual acquiring tacit knowledge. Nonaka’s theory of energy conversion suggests that it is enormously difficult for individuals to share their thinking processes without keenly sharing their experiences (Bashar Sarayreh 2012). A common feature of this form of conversion is emotional attachment to shared experiences. As a result of this, the spiral model calls the process of creating tacit knowledge by sharing experiences, socialization. Conversion of explicit knowledge to explicit knowledge on the other hand requires the incorporation of social processes in order to combine various forms of explicit knowledge possessed by different individuals. Under this arrangement, individuals share knowledge through meetings or telephone conversations. Reconfiguration of existing information through acts such as adding or sorting information can consequently lead to creation of newer
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