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Thinking for a Living How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers Epub Ë 226 pages È Insolpro × [KINDLE] ❤ Thinking for a Living How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers ➜ Thomas H. Davenport &#Eed for autonomy and so they reuire different management techniues to improve their performance and productivityBased on extensive research involving over 100 companies and than 600 knowledge workers Thinking for a Living provides rich insights into how knowledge workers think how they accomplish tasks and what motivates them to excel Davenport identifies four major categories of knowledge workers and presents a uniue framework for matching specific types of workers with the management stra I think I must have bought this book because it was positively referenced in another book and probably also because it was available cheaply on and reviewed well there too Of course these days I value my time so this book fell into the category of to be skimmed rather than savoured It's possible though unlikely that I may have given the book a two star rating had I read it when it was published in 2005 but the book has not aged well so any hope it had of receiving that additional star evaporated with its of the moment observations and suggestions Coming across statements like web logging or blogging as it's becoming known adds to how antiuated things feel This is not to say that I don't like or read older books I'm currently reading Decision Power written in 1992 and most of its observations are useful and can still be applied today I suppose I expected a book with a title like thinking for a living to have fundamental principles that will still hold 10 years onOh well on to the next book

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Tegies that yield the greatest performanceWritten by the field's premier thought leader Thinking for a Living reveals how to maximize the brain power that fuels organizational success Thomas Davenport holds the President's Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College He is director of research for Babson Executive Education; an Accenture Fellow; and author co author or editor of nine books including Working Knowledge How Organizations Manage What They Know HBS Press 1997 Fortunately there is an answer to measuring the uality of knowledge work although it's subjective It involves determining a relevant peer group for the particular workers involved and asking them what they think of the work This techniue has often been used for example in evaluating professors for promotion and tenure 49Every effort to change how work is done needs a dose of both process the design for how work is to be done and practice an understanding of how individual workers respond to real work and accomplish their assigned tasks 74Many GE researchers and engineers have Six Sigma green or black belts and are experts in the application of statistical analysis to research and engineering processes making the company perhaps the most advanced of all organizations in applying process management techniues to research 78Knowledge workers prefer closed offices but seem to communicate better in open ones 167fast flexible focused friendly and fun preferred work places of knowledge workers 199

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Thinking for a Living How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge WorkersKnowledge workers create the innovations and strategies that keep their firms competitive and the economy healthy Yet companies continue to manage this new breed of employee with techniues designed for the Industrial Age As this critical sector of the workforce continues to increase in size and importance that's a mistake that could cost companies their future Thomas Davenport argues that knowledge workers are vastly different from other types of workers in their motivations attitudes and n I tried reading this book several times and although the references to other sources were solid the information was too broad throughout including case studies with current statistics on this subject would have been interesting to read about