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from knowledge worker to master artisan

Learning and Working on the Web

My Personal Knowledge Mastery model of Seek > Sense > Share is focused on helping individuals work better in teams, and contribute to professional communities by developing and engaging their social networks to continuously learn. The network economy is seeing the rise of knowledge artisans , who create new meaning through cooperation and building value with their peers.

Who Is The New Knowledge Worker?


The Knowledge Worker has played an imperative role in the development of business over the decades. In fact, knowledge workers have driven an estimated 70 percent of U.S. economic growth in the past 30 years, and 85 percent of the new jobs created in the past 10 years have required what are considered complex knowledge skills. click image to enlarge). link].

Wearables and knowledge workers. A perfect match for learning?

Spark Your Interest

This post will focus on knowledge workers. What makes knowledge workers different? There is typically more latititude offered to these workers. Firstly, knowledge workers likely have much greater access to both desktop and mobile devices throughout their workdays. For a knowledge worker, they might see the value in setting up their own “ experiment ” or using a service like “ Quantified Mind ” to determine if they can influence their wellbeing. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. and this  [link]. link]. link].

The new knowledge worker

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet What are knowledge workers? Neal Gorenflo , co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, has identified (a very preliminary idea) a certain type of knowledge worker: Knowledge workers understand information as currency. This can bring knowledge workers to the commons. . Knowledge workers can become moderate radicals, meaning they believe that fundamental change is needed but are politically a mixed bag, they borrow ideas from left and right, from religion, from science. They’re all in this sense salespeople.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Dawn of Learning

In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. The subject of this post is a vision of personalized learning in the 2013 workplace.  To start, let’s look at the profile of a high skilled worker and view personalization through this lens. The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.

Portrait of the modern knowledge worker

Jay Cross

The concept of ‘knowledge worker’ which Peter Drucker coined in 1959, is perhaps not so clear (as shown again in a recent LinkedIn discussion - access potentially limited) and can be understood at … Jay Cross ‘s insight: Brilliant. See on – Humanist Business. See on Just Jay

Peter Thiel, College and The Modern Knowledge Worker


Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has stirred up a controversy in the tech and education sectors with a very simple argument: the formal education market is a bubble , both overvalued and overpriced. In addition, Thiel is concerned that too often college students end up unemployed yet overwhelmed with student-loan debt. eLearning Solutions

The plight of the knowledge worker


We start the new year with the second part of chapter 9: The abundance of information is weighing heavily on the knowledge worker. The statistics are frightening, as Jay Cross reports: “In many professions, knowledge workers spend a third of their time looking for answers and helping their colleagues do the same.”. Only one in five knowledge workers consistently find the information they need to do their jobs.”. Knowledge workers spend more time recreating existing information they were unaware of than creating original material.”.

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. This research had the goal to investigate how knowledge related to a shared organising vision (in this case (ICT4D, about ICT for development). knowledge workers blogging knowledge management

Evaluating Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I’ve discussed before about how it’s Hard to Evaluate the Performance of Knowledge Workers and now some additional backup from Dilbert: Which goes along with: But let’s be careful here because: eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

The networked student and knowledge worker

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

So it could be the knowledge worker2.0 Irene Hanraets alerted me about this video about the networked student by wdrexler: The way the networked student uses web2.0 services is basically the way I use them. wonder though, about individual paths and diversity. don't think learning by blogging works for every student, or does it? What do you think? And what does it mean for education.

Knowledge Worker Take Ownership

Tony Karrer

Must read post by Michele Martin - Changing Knowledge Worker Attitudes. I had chills as I read it. That's it - knowledge workers must take ownership. believe that we have to start with making people conscious of the fact that they own the most precious resource in just about any organization today–the power of their ideas, social connections and thought processes. And it's the responsibility of learning professionals to lead that charge. Join this discussion on Work Literacy

Knowledge workers of the world, Collaborate. You have nothing to lose but your Managers!

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week: This tweet of mine has become rather popular in less than a day: Knowledge workers of the world, Collaborate! Yesterday was a typical day for me as a knowledge worker–lots of unrelated problems to solve, ranging from troubleshooting an issue with a WordPress blog I was setting up for a client to gathering information on employment statistics for people with disabilities. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in having this kind of wide-ranging work to do. via @jonhusband.

Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. That said, I thought it would be worthwhile for me to collect a few of the resources that provide good starting points that can help Knowledge Workers improve their performance using Social Media. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0 One of the questions that always comes up is: How do I find more information to help me get started? The answer is that this information is a bit hard to come by. This was a major reason that I started down the path with Work Literacy.


Knowledge Worker Take Ownership

Clark Quinn

Must read post by Michele Martin - Changing Knowledge Worker Attitudes. I had chills as I read it. That's it - knowledge workers must take ownership. believe that we have to start with making people conscious of the fact that they own the most precious resource in just about any organization today-the power of their ideas, social connections and thought processes. And it's the responsibility of learning professionals to lead that charge. Join this discussion on Work Literacy

E-Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs

The E-Learning Curve

Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Formally-structured approaches to learning are best deployed to novices in the relevant discipline or skill area.

How do knowledge workers work?

Adventures in Corporate Education

Here’s a definition from Wikipedia : Distributed cognition is a branch of cognitive science that proposes that human knowledge and cognition are not confined to the individual. Instead, it is distributed by placing memories, facts, or knowledge on the objects, individuals, and tools in our environment. Multi-tasking is a necessity for techies, and now anyone who calls herself a knowledge worker. How do new workers learn the old language so they can have words to do a search for information? How do I teach you to pull back and see the entire system?

Knowledge Workers and Corporate Learning Environments

The E-Learning Curve

The 21st century corporate learning environment is an ecosystem of services, tools, technologies, and processes that support knowledge workers. Knowledge Workers and Corporate Learning Environments is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning constructivist learning environment corporate learning environment knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning scaffolded learning

Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker

From the Coleface

Amongst the exhortations for L&D people to be more business savvy which are hard to take issue with, Jay states that we now work in an environment where a “great knowledge worker can be several hundred times as productive as his peer”   My first reaction was: how can you believe this is true? So if in L&D our aim is to enable knowledge workers to become great knowledge workers, we should be looking for ways that we can help achieve great productivity gains. But as I’m in festive mood lets imagine it was true.

Understanding Blogging for Knowledge Workers

Learning and Working on the Web

Lilia introduced me to the concept of personal knowledge management. Lilia is finishing her dissertation on the blogging practices of knowledge workers and has summarized her conclusions. Blogs are now mainstream and it’s no longer necessary to explain what one is. It wasn’t that long ago that bloggers were being put down as a bunch of guys in pyjamas.

Continuous learning : it’s a mindset not a technology or product

Jane Hart

In the workplace, this is particularly important, as I showed in an earlier blog post, where Jacob Morgan talks of the future employee moving from “knowledge worker” (knowing stuff) to “learning worker” (learning new stuff). In this fast-moving world, we constantly need to learn new stuff. So how can organisations support continuous learning at work? It […].

What it is to be a “learning worker” (an interview)

Jane Hart

Earlier today I was interviewed by Gina and Taylor for the June 2015 event of the iSpring Solutions Leadership Series, on the topic of From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”. Here Here are the questions they asked me, and my answers – which I thought were worth sharing on my blog. Q1 – You recently wrote a post titled, […]. Social learning

How to build a learning worker mindset

Jane Hart

In a previous post here, From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”: what this means for an organisation I’ve written about the concept of a “learning worker” that Jacob Morgan believes is one of the 7 principles of the future employee. Knowledge is a commodity, to be the smartest person in the room all you need is a smartphone. What […].

Knowledge. Defining the Problem. Somewhat.

The E-Learning Curve

Knowledge is a kind of cognitive or conceptual dark matter that we know must exist, but measuring and quantifying it, and demonstrating it is a complex business Knowledge. Tags: e-learning corporate knowledge definition of elearning definition of knowledge elearning KB KM knowledge ecosystem Knowledge Management knowledge worker Defining the Problem. Somewhat. is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Modernising the L&D function: From learning gatekeeper to learning concierge

Jane Hart

I have written a lot about how knowledge workers are using the Social Web to organise their own learning and performance support and how this is changing the face of workplace learning such that the new role of Traning & Development (T&D) will be to support these new ways of self-organised learning. But I still [.]. Social learning

Supporting continuous learning and performance improvement – a vital new area of work

Jane Hart

In my previous post I showed that an analysis of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work suggests that L&D departments should consider working more closely with people managers to support the continuous development and performance improvement of their people – both in teams and individually.â?¦ ¦ [.]. Social learning

Characteristics of Informal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Changes in the world economy are forcing corporations to rethink how workers learn and to perform effectively. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: Jay Cross workplace learning formal learning learning characteristics knowledge worker Kevin Kruse corporate learning environment non-formal learning informal learning How do people learn? What accounts for the upswing in interest in less formal. Find out more.

From creating content to building new connected workplace skills – this is the NEW work for learning professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last few years I have been observing (as well as writing about) three significant things that are happening in the context of workplace learning: An increasing number of knowledge workers are finding their own solutions to their individual and team learning and performance problems on the Social Web – and in doing so [.]. Social learning

Follow the instructions or think for yourself?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Tags: knowledge workers elearning knowledge management

human networks connect through empathy

Learning and Working on the Web

As Lilia Efimova understood the two-way challenge of PKM with blogs in 2004, today we have to deal with the dual-edged sword of a networked mediated world. “To a great extent PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides. We just need the will.

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the core competency for network era work

Learning and Working on the Web

I developed the personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) framework of Seek > Sense > Share from a need to stay current as a working professional. My conclusions in 2004 remain today: My conclusion for a while has been that knowledge cannot be managed, and neither can knowledge workers. PKM is the engaged professional actively involved in co-creating knowledge.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

It’s a structure that derives from the evolution of how work became organized in the industrial age. 1 Its purpose is ultimately to help produce viable products, whether they’re tangible or knowledge-based (such as in a consultancy). These workers share organizational accountabilities and should be incentivized to cooperatively solve their most important problems. 02 Jan.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

After all, knowledge is one of the only renewable resources we have, and knowledge workers need to constantly replenish their supply of it. They are the Encyclopedia Britannica, the keeper of knowledge. Knowledge workers are constantly pursuing the information they need to perform their jobs. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. What do you think?