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Thinking for a living : how to get better performance and results from knowledge workers

Author: Thomas H Davenport
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Thinking for a Living, Thomas Davenport contends that knowledge workers are vastly different from other types of workers in their motivations, attitudes, and need for autonomy - and thus require unconventional management techniques if they are to be more productive. Based on extensive research involving more than one hundred companies and six hundred knowledge workers, Thinking for a Living provides insights  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Davenport
ISBN: 1591394236 9781591394235 1422166465 9781422166468
OCLC Number: 57594889
Description: ix, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What's a knowledge worker, anyway? --
How knowledge workers differ, and the difference it makes --
Interventions, measures, and experiments in knowledge work --
Knowledge work processes --
Organizational technology for knowledge workers --
Getting personal : developing individual knowledge worker capabilities --
Investing in knowledge workers' networks and learning --
The physical work environment and knowledge worker performance --
Managing knowledge workers.
Responsibility: Thomas H. Davenport.
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Knowledge workers create the innovations and strategies that keep their firms competitive and the economy healthy. This book provides insights into how knowledge workers think, how they accomplish  Read more...

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