oa South African Journal of Information Management - Maximising the value of knowledge workers
|Article Title||Maximising the value of knowledge workers|
|Journal||South African Journal of Information Management|
|Author||P.D. Steyn and A.S.A Du Toit|
|Publication Date||Mar 2009|
|Pages||1 - 10|
|Keyword(s)||Case study, Knowledge workers, Organisational hierarchy and Productivity|
This article focuses on the role of knowledge workers and their contribution to the achievement of an enterprise's objectives. Knowledge workers do not have enough time to keep abreast of new knowledge and need more than motivation to assist with the capturing of tacit knowledge. The purpose of the empirical survey was to determine the role and contribution of knowledge workers to the objectives of a South African technology-oriented company. A high percentage of respondents indicated a positive relationship between a worker's position on the organisational hierarchy and the opportunities for the worker to make knowledge contributions. The metrics applied to measuring the contribution of knowledge workers need to be considered carefully.
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