Who is a knowledge worker?
What are Knowledge Workers?
Knowledge they say is power. We all know about the famous adage though little attention is being paid to it. We all know the adage is true.
Knowledge proves to be very powerful only when it is applied to solve different issues bordering humans challenges and difficulties.
Who is a knowledge worker
The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. He noted that knowledge workers would be the most valuable assets of a 21st-century organization because of their high level of productivity and creativity. They include professionals in information technology fields, such as programmers, web designers, system analysts, technical writers, and researchers. Knowledge workers are also comprised of pharmacists, public accountants, engineers, architects, lawyers, physicians, scientists, financial analysts, and design thinkers.
Now how does a knowledge worker think?
- They solve challenges through their analytical skills and create or formulate models.
- They are wiling to face new challenges
- They are willing to learn new skills and adapt to new technological trends
- They are ready to work with teams and members of executives