Knowledge work this!
So I'd like to get the opinion of people here about the whole idea of knowledge workers, whether they think thats bunk or really important and relevant (which is what i happen to think). And also, if you know any good articles or links about it, I would love to see them, because I think 98% of people who are using this buzzword dont really know what the mean by it yet.
Just me (Sir to you)
Hm. I guess I'm trying to clarify what, if anything, this idea of knowledge workers means to anyone else out there. I guess the way I'm thinking about it is anyone who has to deal with, in any sense, a body information at their job, especially of a technical nature and especially those who are interacting with it through the use of computers.
It's a very general term - knowledge worker. You don't need to use that term to talk about what you want to do. It sounds great. Talk about it.
haha. i mean, im interested in hearing you guys talk about it too. i just found a sort of neat book about it called "growing up digital". its neat cause it talks about how like education and other stuff are being forced to change as a result of a whole generation has grown up using computers their whole lives (like me, 22 yrs old).
My co-worker used to use the term Knowledge Worker with a perverted bent... as in it's kinda like being a.. *cough* worker.
Knowledge worker... do you mean the people that spend their day pointing and clicking away at some GUI to perform a business function that would have been completely automated in the old days?
"Knowledge Worker" got hijacked. It is now xeing used as a code word for "Technical Support person with no experience maxing minimum wage and following a mindless script.! It allows those saddled with these jobs to feel good about themselves when explaining their crummy job to others.
Where can I find a job that requires no knowledge? That would be cool.
A knowledge worker is anyone who works in an office, but perhaps excluding dealing with people (customer service, sales), and excluding anyone whose job can be automated e.g. clerks sorting tax returns or who use the telephone, also including lab researchers. My cousin is starting a job maintaining and callibrating hospital equipment - he has a university degree in radiology so though he's a lab technician he's a 'knowledge worker' too. White collar workers. The job needn't be sedentary, e.g. medical doctors qualify.
Tim, it's an interesting point. What do you think is the biggest change in how things are taught and "stuff". What do you think is the biggest change that HASN'T occurred but needs to.
a knowledge worker is someone who has interesting conversations at work.
"a knowledge worker is someone who has interesting conversations at work. "
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