Q1. Explicit knowledge is that which is documented in books, drawings and documents. Its expression is through words, numbers and codes. On the other hand, tacit knowledge is that which is based on experience and contained in the mind. It is what is unseen. This knowledge is, however, important in innovation and hands on jobs. Explicit knowledge is crucial in personal development and in communication.
Q2. Interaction of different aspects is important for an effective community of practice. The practitioners have to be from the same field with almost similar competence levels. This is of the essence for the effective exchange of ideas and networking. Moreover, it will ensure that there is no conflict of interest. As the name community’ suggests, the interaction has to be of a common goal, which involves bettering each other and in the process, grow. Members of the community of practice should have a common interest. That is; there should be a common drive as a basis of their interaction.
Q3. The mode to be used will be leadership studio. It is argued, that the best way of learning is by doing. In this leadership development approach, the leaders in training are taken from their comfort zones to the real world scenario. They are they allowed to make decisions which will affect the business, and assumed that they will learn from the decisions that they make no matter what the outcome may turn out to be. Using this training technique, the learners are able to get first-hand experience. In addition, they may as well learn the business response to such decisions.
Q4. For any hiring that the organization may undertake, multiple character evaluation should be conducted. By so doing, the strengths and weaknesses of the individual potential employee shall be identified. The individuals with the strongest character and skills are then shortlisted and properly interviewed for the positions. In regards to the technical jobs, it will be of importance, to introduce hands-on interviews as a way of measuring the skill levels of the potential employees. This will guarantee the organization of not only highly qualified individuals, but also the much more important skills needed in such fields. Lastly, interviews in the form of competitions can also be introduced. Instead of having the front desk interview, the organization may introduce competitions to test the innovativeness and out-of-the-box thinking for the potential employees.
Q5. The platform of e learning chosen had to be flexible to the users. In addition, the platform in question had to measure the level systematic arrangement and organization of the work done. Finally, the intellectual skills obtained have to be at par with the organization’s expectation. In addition, motor skills acquisition will be an added advantage.
Q6. Sustainable businesses are generally considered more successful than unsustainable ones. The changes in customer demands should not be a hindrance to a business. With the ever-changing customer demands, the business should also adjust itself for proper and unaffected operating. Product diversification is a major step in creating sustainability in the ever-changing environment. Encouraging customer feedback will also go a long way in ensuring sustainability in the dynamic business environment.
Q7. Acquisition of knowledge by the trainees and the ability to prove the same will be a measure of the department’s success. The successful integration of the new members into the new systems will also be equally essential in determining the success of the department.
Q8. In addressing transition points, it becomes much easier for the problems to be tackled properly at that level. Giving an already established officer more responsibility is also better rather than getting an outsider to perform the task. As compared to other leadership skills, it becomes much easier to identify an able leader who is deserving of the next senior available senior position.
Northouse, P. G. (2007). Leadership: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.