Facilitating Leader Tacit Knowledge Acquisition

  • Jana Matoskova, Helena Rehackova, Eliska Sobotkova, Martina Polcakova, Martin Jurasek, Ales Gregar, Vlastimil Svec
  • Journal of Competitiveness, March 2013, Tomas Bata University in Zlin
  • DOI: 10.7441/joc.2013.01.01

How to facilitate tacit knowledge forming during the preparation for a manager's position

What is it about?

The aim of the paper is to identify how to support the moulding of tacit knowledge which is necessary for success in a managerial position within a framework for the preparation and development of managers. The paper is based on an analysis of expert publications and the results of a completed project. Research respondents and theorists agree with the necessity for active involvement of trainees. It is also important to develop knowledge within the framework of manager preparation with significant reflection on learning from mistakes. From the methods of tacit knowledge transfer a close collaboration with experienced people, working in teams, training of model situations, goal-directed interviews, coaching, job rotation, short term attachments and excursions seem to be the most beneficial. It is also important to pay attention to the cultivation of organisational culture, especially in the sense of accepting knowledge sharing as the norm.

Why is it important?

Manager’s skills, knowledge, their involvement and their managerial style are from the point of organisation competitiveness very important factors. If managers are to fulfil their role successfully they should be well prepared.


Dr. Jana Matošková
Tomas Bata University in Zlín

It is important to focus on this part of managerial development.

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