What is a Knowledge Worker? A knowledge worker is someone whose job entails having really interesting conversations at work

It was Peter Drucker who first introduced the term “Knowledge Worker” in his book Landmarks of Tomorrow in 1959. But what is a Knowledge Worker? Every knowledge worker in modern organization is an “executive” if, by virtue of his position or knowledge, he is responsible for a contribution that materially affects the capacity of the … Continue reading What is a Knowledge Worker? A knowledge worker is someone whose job entails having really interesting conversations at work

Punished by Rewards Loving what you do is a more powerful motivator than any goody

If I had a penny for every time someone suggested rewarding or incentivizing people to share their knowledge I’d be a rich man. But like Alfie Kohn, I do not believe rewards work! In his book Punished by Rewards, Alfie Kohn shows that while manipulating people with incentives may seem to work in the short … Continue reading Punished by Rewards Loving what you do is a more powerful motivator than any goody