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knowledge worker

People who use their brains and not their brawn to earn a living. In the IT field, almost everyone is a knowledge worker, including all categories of system analysts and programmers. Years ago, datacenter operators carried magnetic tapes, disk cartridges and boxes of paper from one place to another; however, their jobs were still more brain power than muscle. See programmer, systems analyst, business analyst and industry analyst.
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Summary: It's time organisations got knowledge workers focused on productivity gains
Increasingly, content resides within an enterprise content management (ECM) system--on premises, in the cloud, or both--and is in continual use by knowledge workers, whose jobs primarily involve creating, distributing, or applying knowledge.
When comparing the data between the year 2000-01 and 2013-14 (Table I), it is evident that the industry has remarkable contributions and employment generation for knowledge workers; 88 percent increase in IT Services and exports, 92 percent increase in BPM exports and 69 percent increase in domestic market and overall the sector accounts for 85 percent increase in number of knowledge workers employed in IT-BPM sector (NASSCOM, 2008; NASSCOM, 2015).
Ironically, the solution lies in what knowledge workers historically delivered to the factory floor-the rational structuring and standardizing of work methods.
Each of these systems monitor a knowledge worker's interactions with information and create a listing of the information interacted with as part of each task, in the case of TaskTracer, and as part of each project, in the case of UMEA.
Today, we have a significant number of knowledge workers -- like you and I.
The company also built an application bar to provide knowledge workers visibility into fraud processes.
During the ready phase, knowledge workers sharpen their axes and help the unit prepare.
Knowledge workers' expertise is built through years of education and socialisation with peers and networks, yet employees are likely to have stronger commitment to their professions, career or work teams rather than to their employing organisation (Causer & Jones 1996).
This trend mirrors the knowledge worker revolution in the business world as a whole as described by the famous management consultant and professor, Peter Drucker.
Economists might label unique knowledge as "discovered knowledge" because the knowledge worker doesn't produce knowledge in any deliberate sense, but simply becomes aware of knowledge or connections between concepts that had been previously overlooked (5).

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