Knowledge Worker

“The most valuable asset of a 21st-century institution, whether business or non-business, will be its knowledge workers and their productivity.” — Peter F. Drucker

We define a Knowledge Worker as a business professional whose main capital is knowledge and whose primary tool is their brain. They are valued by employers, colleagues, and customers for their knowledge, experience, and expertise within their respective disciplines. The one thing they all have in common is that they “think for a living."  Examples include consultants, advisors, engineers, architects, designers, developers, among many other professionals. 

Knowledge work is characterized by the use of information, by unique work situations, and by creativity and autonomy. Knowledge workers make decisions rather than physical items and work with ideas rather than with objects.

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