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Welcome to GO-TKM!

Dear friends,

Welcome to GO-TKM!

GO-TKM, Global Think-Tank of Organizational Tacit Knowledge Management, is a not-for-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium.

We believe that knowledge, especially tacit knowledge – the kind that is difficult to articulate but crucial to success in any field – is a powerful asset. Our mission is to harness, share, and apply this valuable, often unspoken expertise to enhance learning efficiency for human beings worldwide.

This platform is designed to be a hub for professionals, academics, and enthusiasts to exchange ideas, strategies, and insights gained through years of experience. We understand that true wisdom often lies beyond words, and it is our goal to create a space where this tacit knowledge can be explored and transferred effectively.

As you navigate through our website, you’ll find a wealth of resources, including articles, case studies, and interactive forums, all aimed at fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of tacit knowledge. We encourage you to actively participate, share your experiences, and learn from the diverse perspectives represented here.

Whether you’re an experienced professional seeking to refine your skills, a newcomer to the field looking for guidance, or simply curious about the power of tacit knowledge, we’re confident you’ll find value in our community.

Thank you for joining us on this journey to unlock the potential of tacit knowledge. We look forward to your contributions and insights, and together, we can elevate our learning and understanding to new heights.

Wishing you an enriching experience in GO-TKM community!

Sincerely,

Professor Sylviane Cannio
President of GO-TKM

 

 

Why do we need to improve Tacit Knowledge Management (TKM)?

First, let’s look at this undeniable fact:

From birth, a child begins to learn, gathering knowledge and experiences primarily from parents, teachers, and through trial and error. Despite investing two decades in education and graduating from university, this child is still considered a “novice” when embarking on their first professional endeavor.

Throughout their career, as they transition from one workplace to another, some of the experiences and tacit knowledge accrued may not translate directly to the new environment. Upon resignation or retirement, only a fraction of this invaluable tacit knowledge is documented in writing or passed down to protégés, leaving a wealth of untapped wisdom.

Eventually, when an individual passes away, the vast majority of their accumulated knowledge and experiences returns to the earth, forcing the next generation to repeat the same learning journey.

For thousands of years, It appears as if humanity is trapped in this repetitive cycle. Is there a way out? Can we leverage this untapped tacit knowledge to enhance global learning efficiency, even by just 1%?

What is Tacit Knowledge?

Let’s look at this story below first:

A broken engine, an old man and a hammer

A giant engine in a factory failed and despite speaking with various ‘experts’ none were able to show the owners how they could solve the problem.

Eventually they brought in an old man who had many years’ experience fixing engines. After inspecting the huge engine for a minute or two, the old man pulled a hammer out of his tool bag. He gently tapped on the engine whereupon it immediately started working.

A week later the owners of the business received an invoice from the old man for £10,000. Flabbergasted, they wrote to the old man asking him to send through a breakdown of the invoice. The man replied:

        • Tapping with a hammer: £2.00
        • Knowing where to tap: £9,998.00

“Knowing where to tap” was the tacit knowledge of this old man!

Our Mission

Empowering Progress Through Tacit Knowledge

At Global Organizational Think Tank on Tacit Knowledge Management (GO-TKM), our mission is to revolutionize the way individuals, organizations, and societies perceive, harness, and leverage tacit knowledge. We are committed to raising awareness, fostering understanding, and driving practical implementation of Tacit Knowledge Management (TKM) to catalyse holistic personal and organisational development, thereby contributing to the advancement of society as a whole.

Our Vision

Shaping Tomorrow by Embracing Wisdom Today

We envision a world where the vast sea of tacit knowledge is recognized, valued, and channelled effectively. Our vision is to be the vanguard of this transformative movement, steering global discourse, and driving actionable strategies in the realm of TKM. Through research, collaboration, and thought leadership, we aspire to create a legacy that transcends borders, industries, and generations.

Guided by Values, Driven by Purpose

We celebrate the diversity of Tacit Knowledge, appreciating that it resides within every individual. We are committed to breaking down barriers and making Tacit Knowledge accessible to all.

We embrace innovative thinking as the cornerstone of progress. We continuously explore new avenues, methodologies, and technologies to advance the frontiers of Tacit Knowledge Management.

We believe that the synergy of minds fuels brilliance. We actively foster a collaborative environment, uniting experts, organizations, and communities to collectively shape the future.

We uphold the highest ethical standards in our endeavours. Trust, transparency, and credibility are the bedrock of our interactions and contributions.

We are driven by the transformative impact of our actions. We measure our success not just by words spoken, but by the tangible improvements we bring to individuals, organizations, and society.

We empower individuals and organizations to unlock their full potential by understanding and embracing Tacit Knowledge. Through our educational initiatives, resources, and guidance, we equip stakeholders with the tools needed to thrive in today’s dynamic environment.

Why GO-TKM?

Pioneering Authority

We're at the forefront of TKM research, setting the benchmark for thought leadership and best practices.

Innovative Business Solutions

Our resources offer tangible strategies and solutions for integrating tacit knowledge into daily operations, boosting innovation, profitability, revenues and sustained growth.

Global Network

Join a diverse community of like-minded individuals and organizations, fostering collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas.

Empowerment Hub

Access exclusive educational content, webinars, workshops, and expert guidance to unlock your personal and professional potential.

Driving Change

By supporting GO-TKM, you're contributing to a broader societal shift, where Tacit Knowledge becomes a catalyst for positive change and a brighter world.

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Why GO-TKM?

01 Pioneering Authority

 We're at the forefront of TKM research, setting the benchmark for thought leadership and best practices.

02 Practical Insights

Our resources offer tangible strategies and solutions for integrating tacit knowledge into daily operations, boosting innovation and effectiveness.

03 Global Network

Join a diverse community of like-minded individuals and organizations, fostering collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas.

04 Empowerment Hub

Access exclusive educational content, webinars, workshops, and expert guidance to unlock your personal and professional potential.

05 Driving Change

By supporting GO-TKM, you're contributing to a broader societal shift, where tacit knowledge becomes a catalyst for positive change.

GO-TKM Organizational Chart

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    • President : Prof. Sylviane Cannio
    • Global Vice President: Dr. Paul Olson
    • Global Chief Academic Officer:
    • Global Vice President-Accreditation
    • Secretary-General: Fisher YU
    • RCAO-Africa
    • RCAO-Asia Pacific 
    • RCAO-Europe
    • RCAO-Middle East
    • RCAO-North America
    • RCAO-South America
    • Regional President- Africa:
    • Regional President- Asia Pacific:
    • Regional President- Europe:
    • Regional President- Middle East:
    • Regional President- North America:
    • Regional President- South America:

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