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knowledge worker

a person who works in a professional or managerial capacity and whose tasks involve creating, processing and interpreting information.
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The knowledge work perspective was used by Keys (2007a) to explore some aspects of the activity of OR analysts and expose some further questions.
"Modularization, networked collaboration, and focusing on what you do best--these are the preconditions to the outsourcing of global knowledge work. Canadian companies fall behind in the ability to capitalize on new low cost sources of ICT-related global knowledge work."
Thinking for a Living: The Coming Age of Knowledge Work is the latest in Ken Megill's growing number of books on records, document, and information management written over the last decade.
The authors continue: "Knowledge resource is specifically included in that extended resource definition and what drives that knowledge resource is usually expressed as knowledge work and knowledge sharing, network cooperation and non-financial information.
Porat (1977) acknowledged his intellectual debts to predecessors, notably Fritz Machlup (1962), and Peter Drucker began using the expressions "knowledge work" and "knowledge worker" in the 1960s.
First, the targets of the authors' investigation are defined as service, sales, and knowledge work and workers.
It requires recruiting, developing and retaining a knowledge work force -- employees, managers and leaders -- that is focused on finding better, more efficient ways to serve customers and grow the business.
"Knowledge work shuns hierarchy and embraces bottom-up collaborative thinking and initiative.
* In a spirited luncheon talk, Thomas Stewart, a member of the Board of Editors at Fortune magazine, argued that intellectual capital and knowledge work are simply not being adequately measured and stated in today's financial statements.
Because health care is primarily knowledge work, Delbecq sees its practitioners as engaged in the "highest human capabilities of discovery and co-creation.
It concludes that few companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region can handle the complexities of "knowledge workers" or "knowledge work".
He tended to see knowledge work as a finite task, rather than a continuous and never-ending process; moreover, he treated it as the exclusive preserve of an elite few, rather than something that should be diffused as broadly as possible.
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