William Buist of Abelard Management Services analyses how an individuals knowledge, skills and experience impacts team performance.
Teams are made up of members selected for their knowledge, skills and experience, but people tend to be stronger in certain areas than they are in others. Before analysing how each characteristic can impact a teams performance, it might be helpful to define what we mean when we talk about knowledge, skills and experience.
Knowledge is an aggregate of our learning, some of which is theoretical, some philosophical and some experiential. The information we have collected in the past gives us the basis for our perceptions today. In other words, our knowledge tells us what to do.