Category Archives: Knowledge worker

Knowledge Workers as Fractals in a Complex Adaptive Organization

This paper addresses the link between effective knowledge management in an organization and the organization as a complex adaptive system, which is required to deliver a rapid and high-quality response to social, media-related and technological changes in the environment. In … Continue reading

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Networked Connectivity and Adult Learning – Social Media the Knowledgeable Other and Distance Education

Over the past decades, information technology has had a disruptive effect on adult education. Today, learners can access libraries from their pocket and shape their thoughts while socializing on networks. The position of educators as ‘knowledgeable others’ has been challenged … Continue reading

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Networked Knowing

With creative work, much of the knowledge required is implicit. It cannot be found in a manual or text book, and there is no training program to become creative. Informal learning, often with peers, is how creative workers have learned … Continue reading

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Between the Ivory Tower and the Assembly Line

The tendency to describe intel­lec­tu­als as a single coherent group papers over these expe­ri­ences of exploitation, and conceals the very real struggles that con­di­tion intel­lec­tual pro­duc­tion. The antag­o­nisms of the insti­tu­tions of knowledge are resolved into a myth of unity, … Continue reading

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Growth of Collective Intelligence by Linking Knowledge Workers through Social Media

Collective intelligence can be defined, very broadly, as groups of individuals that do things collectively, and that seem to be intelligent. Collective intelligence has existed for ages. Families, tribes, companies, countries, etc., are all groups of individuals doing things collectively, … Continue reading

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Is ‘complexity’ the key to economic growth?

Two economists, Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard and Cesar Hidalgo of MIT, have just released “Atlas of Economic Complexity,” which claims to be the best model yet for predicting how much nations will grow in the future. So what’s the secret? … Continue reading

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Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy

Read This is a major work by three international scholars at the cutting edge of new research that investigates the emerging set of complex relationships between creativity, design, research, higher education and knowledge capitalism. It highlights the role of the … Continue reading

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Boosting the productivity of knowledge workers

Boosting the productivity of knowledge workers The key is identifying and addressing the barriers workers face in their daily interactions. Nonetheless, many executives have a hazy understanding of what it takes to bolster productivity for knowledge workers. This lack of … Continue reading

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