Thinking for a Living: The Coming Age of Knowledge Work, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 359844009X
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440090
  • DDC: 658.4038
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 193 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released April 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Knowledge Management as a term has been around for more than a decade, but do we really know what it means? This far-reaching book tackles the thorny question of how to define knowledge management and make it work in the 21st century. It questions our beliefs in the role of the information profession, but also sets out the issues in a much wider context of different subjects and disciplines. It develops the idea of the knowledge culture and knowledge work and goes on to expand how information needs to be shared and not hoarded as in the traditional role of libraries as keepers of knowledge. Thinking for a Living provides a clear and very accessible theoretical framework for knowledge work and provides a proven six-step methodology for bringing about the information sharing culture. This excellent book provides an insight into the future of the information profession and outlines the skills necessary for the knowledge worker of the future. It is essential reading for all information professionals and will prove to be a classic work.

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Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
In Memory Of.
The Authors.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Work Transforming.
2: Workers Become Professionals.
3: Professionals Become Workers.
4: From Cooperation to Collaboration.
5: New Ways to Think About Work.
6: Knowledge Work.
7: Integrated Digital Environment.
8: Communities of Practice.
9: The Work of Changing.
10: Work Becomes Play.
11: The Nature of Knowledge Work: Thinking Spirally.
12: The Practice of Transformation: A Three Step Plan.
13: One Person at a Time.
The Air Force Project: From Computers and Wires to a Culture Change.
For Further Information.
Other Books by Kenneth Megill.