Advancements in technology over the past century meant technological innovations and developments that brought us into a digital revolution. Although the new gadgets and the world wide web was formed and valued, the economy and its labour forces were generally never considered as something that would evolve also. (Well that’s what I personally thought). Thus, a new era identified by Peter Drucker in 1959 that establishes the idea of the knowledge worker and its economy is something quite astonishing and never really properly considered.
However, it definitely makes sense. Drucker was convinced that the 20th century would transition from industrial labour to knowledge workers as the main model of work due to the rise of faster information flows.
The prezi presentation below provides a deeper insight of what the term, ‘knowledge workers’ actually means and what this idea means for our society and the organisations within. It also provides an insight through Peter Drucker and includes approaches an organisation can do to acquire and prepare for the upcoming knowledge economy.
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