2015 January

The Death Of Knowledge Work And The Rise Of ‘Learning Workers’

During the past few decades, we have spent a lot of time talking about knowledge workers and knowledge work. However today knowledge is nothing more than a commodity and to be the smartest guy in the room all you need access to be a smartphone. Thi…

Forbes – Saturday, January 03, 2015


6 replies on “The Death Of Knowledge Work And The Rise Of ‘Learning Workers’”


As the article goes on to say we are Learning Workers.
I liked this quote from one of the articles listed at the bottom of the article.

2. Knowledge has no value per se: Knowledge acquires value from use. Vast amounts of money can be spent on storing knowledge for potential use in the future without ever leading to the creation of any actual value.


Yes, hard to believe that Herb and Brian can leave experience out of the equation around knowledge and skills, hehe.


Actually, Mike, my point is that as far as I can see, the only relevance of experience to a capability model is the knowledge and skills that result from it. If a capability model already contains skills and knowledge, then adding experience is redundant.


Yes, that would be my point as well Mike….” experience” is like “training” or “reading” ….they are all potential sources for skills and knowledge.


Yea, we have gone round the world on this, I and most others in the literature do not use those terms synonymous, as KSAs are commonly used but I find that ability is not the same as experience and knowledge or skill is not the same as ability.


It could be like it, but not it.

I’ll keep my eye out for arguments outside my own, as most of the literature doesn’t replace experience with KS, or KSA.


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