Implicit knowledge is held in a person’s mind; it is the knowledge which has not yet been captured or transferred in any form. Knowledge that people carry in their heads.
Implicit knowledge is held in a person’s mind and is the knowledge which has not yet been captured or transferred in any form. However, it has the potential to be codified but has not yet been articulated or documented. It includes skills, experiences, insight, intuition and judgment. Implicit knowledge is difficult to reveal, but it is still possible to be recorded. Usually knowledge bearers cannot recall this knowledge by themselves; still, elicitation of implicit knowledge may be happen e.g. through discussion, stories, personal interactions, or simulating an appropriate environment when people will recall their otherwise inaccessible knowledge.
Although the terms tacit and implicit are often used interchangeably, a distinction is made, because managing them might require different sets of tools and methods - see also Tacit knowledge for examples