Technical Knowledge

In order to achieve the best results for your company, your department or your area of expertise, it is important to work continuously, based on three key factors:

• Leadership;

• Technical knowledge;

• Managerial knowledge;

Technical Knowledge is knowledge related to an individual’s work process.For example, someone who works in human resources should be an expert in the specific knowledge related to the area. Imagine the quality of a civil engineer’s work if they were unable to master calculations or knowledge on the application of materials.  The same is true for professionals who work in the tax sector, logistics, marketing, finance and production, among others.

We must strive to be the best in the world at what we do. To achieve this, the continuous pursuit of the best technical knowledge on the market should be standard practice. After all, technical knowledge can be acquired through books, courses, conversations, consultants, etc.It is common practice to temporarily use technical specialists who are experts in theoretical and practical knowledge to work alongside company employees in solving certain problems.This practice ensures the personnel involved absorb the knowledge applied (technical knowledge transfer) in addition to solving complex problems, for example, with the potential to impact results for the company or their own department.

Technical knowledge

Explicit knowledge

Explicit knowledge can and should be stored in company standards and manuals. Those involved in work processes should be trained based on these standards, ensuring they perform their tasks in accordance with the knowledge and practices contained in these manuals.

What are technical skills?

Hard skills also referred to as technical (tech) skills are specific to an individual job, and can typically be found specifically listed out in the job posting.In other words, you either know it or you don’t. Black or white, yes or no. And in many cases, you’ll be tested on your hard skills during the interview process. Tech skills are often listed in a dedicated skills section on a traditional resume, or alongside soft skills in a functional or hybrid resume. Technical skills are a great way to boost an employer’s confidence in you. These skills allow you to have deeper-than-average knowledge of modern systems, and can make you infinitely more desirable among recruiters.

Tacit knowledge

Tacit knowledge, on the other hand, cannot be written down, but is developed by people through life experience. It is like whistling or riding a bicycling, where compiling a simple standard would not work.People can only learn, in fact, through practice. So when we lose an employee, we lose all the knowledge they have accumulated over time.

Building tech skills:

Hard skills are defined rules. For example, coding is precise and you complete it in a certain way. One of the best things about hard skills is that they tend to be much easier to learn compared to soft skills. Technical skills are the tangible and practical skills that you can gain. With the right time and effort, they can be mastered through various channels. 

Attaining technical knowledge through training, and maintaining technical knowledge through continued awareness, further training and development, are essential elements in the competent conduct of any task, job or role. Attaining and maintaining technical knowledge also goes hand-in-hand with gaining and maintaining skills (physical, mental and interpersonal), and procedural knowledge. Each of these elements is facilitated by (framed by) experience, which provides relevant contextual knowledge (or understanding).

Technical skills are important because the majority of today’s transactions are made on different technological platforms. As much as soft skills are important, technical skills are now the skills employers and businesses are looking for because the proper maintenance and accessibility of devices and the communication related to such contributes greatly to a business.