What It Means To Be A Knowledge Worker

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What It Means To Be A Knowledge Worker

  1. 1. what it means to be a knowledge worker % '
  2. 2. Knowledge
  3. 3. 4?‘- "“. "’ II- R: I _n. .»' 1 - '. ‘'~-. ._ * Knowledge is information that has been incorporated into someone’s View of the World. Richardson, Beiers, Bruno, Deng, Henschke, "Computing for Business Success" '* Can be Explicit or Tacit.
  4. 4. Societal Progression
  5. 5. t The third (and current) wave of human socio-economic development is the Knowledge Society. * First wave; the Agricultural Society. * Second wave; the Industrial Society. h ttp : //c n _wikip c d in org / wiki / Kn 0 wlc (l g c _'t) rkc r
  6. 6. The Knowledge Society
  7. 7. ,1 ,1 r" fin _ _, im, ,_ 2 M‘ _ . .. _ _ in T . 44 ~ r'J‘: " - tau em L _ L. ,. 1-. ,l_': 1- . * A society where most people spend most of their working time dealing with data, information or knowledge. * Knowledge is used to provide economic benefit. * Knowledge and education is regarded as an asset — ’’Human Capital’’ or ”Human Resources”.
  8. 8. The Knowledge Worker
  9. 9. ' A term first coined by Peter Drucker (1959) ° A person who produces information, ideas or knowledge in the workplace.
  10. 10. Involves
  11. 11. Knowledge Work writing, analyzing, advising. * Knowledge Functions capturing, organizing, and providing access to knowledge. ' Knowledge Processes preserving, sharing, integration. ' Knowledge Management link generation of knowledge with its use. _ ‘ Knowledge Organizations I transfer outputs (knowledge services), to enable external use. * Knowledge Services support other organizational services. ' Social Networks enable knowledge organizations to co-produce knowledge outputs. httn: /en. wiki ediaore wiki/ Knowledge worker
  12. 12. Tools
  13. 13. it list Commonly includes: Computer Information Technology Computer hardware and software and productivity tools. Intranets and Extranets. Telecommunication technology
  14. 14. Concepts
  15. 15. Availability and sharing of information. Education. A Broad variety of skills and use of skills. Communication. Networking. Innovation. U Flexibility. Technological literacy. ' l .
  16. 16. What does it all mean?
  17. 17. Being a knowledge worker is a diverse and complex concept. Knowledge is regarded as the most important asset in modern (knowledge) society. It involves working with data, information or knowledge as opposed to manual labor. ls highly integrative, requiring a number of skills. It is the largest occupational type. It requires continuous learning.

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