Up next is Era of Knowledge Workers

Individuals whose jobs are designed around the acquisition and application of information are called knowledge workers. Knowledge workers are at the cutting edge in the era around corner. Their jobs are designed around the acquisition and application of information. Organizations need people who can fill those jobs—the demand of them is great. And because the supply of information technologies is low, those in the field are paid a premium for their services. In West the number of blue-collar jobs has shrunk dramatically. Unfortunately, some of the blue-collar workers don’t have the education and flexibility necessary to exploit the new job opportunities in the information revolution. They don’t have the specific skills to move easily into high paying technologies’ jobs. The transition from the farm to factory floor required little additional skill—often just a strong back and a willingness to learn, follow reactions, and work hard.

My Consultancy–Asif J. Mir – Management Consultant–transforms organizations where people have the freedom to be creative, a place that brings out the best in everybody–an open, fair place where people have a sense that what they do matters. For details please contact www.asifjmir.com, Line of Sight

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. billbennettnz
    Feb 21, 2009 @ 23:15:19

    “Individuals whose jobs are designed around the acquisition and application of information are called knowledge workers.”

    I’m not sure I agree 100 percent with this definition.It leases out the creation of knowledge – acquisition just isn’t the same thing.

    At my Knowledge Workers site I prefer to say; “If you make a living from creating, manipulating or disseminating information you are a knowledge worker”

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