3.6.3 Tacit Knowledge Artifacts

3.6.3 Tacit Knowledge Artifacts

            These may be the most insidious and powerful of the three. Michael Polanyi referred to tacit knowledge as “knowing more than we can say” (Polanyi 1966). Tacit Knowledge Artifacts are usually bound up in culture, values, and feelings. In simple words, tacit knowledge artifacts are those that defy expression and codification. This is not to say that tacit knowledge artifacts are without influence. The most vivid example is the old saw about what would happen to the centipede if she were to stop and think about how to walk.