Organizations are repositories of knowledge – both explicit and implicit/tacit. Explicit knowledge comprises facts, figures, codes, etc. and can be expressed in formal language. It is easy to store, process, and communicate explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is intangible, based on individual experiences, and difficult to articulate.
Stories provide context and meaning to process information, elicit an emotional response from listeners, and are a cost-effective tool to capture the valuable tacit knowledge of employees. So storytelling can be used for efficient tacit knowledge transfer in organizations.
With technology-enabled learning being the preferred medium of training in most organizations, storytelling too has moved online and this humble, age-old tool is being used in a new light to train employees and improve their performance. Incorporating the storytelling design strategy in e-learning courses is therefore a way to efficient way to provide learners immersive learning experiences.
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