What Makes An Effective Knowledge Worker? (Gurteen Knowledge)

Do you sit at a desk most days doing brainiac work? Consider yourself a knowledge worker?

Well, here a simple test: check off as many knowledge worker attributes as you can on this list of 38 from David Gurteen @  (via Thierry deBaillon)

A delightfully simple yet profound moment of reflection.

What makes an effective knowledge worker? (Gurteen Knowledge).

  • connect people with people
  • connect people with ideas
  • are good networkers
  • do not follow the rules
  • have strong communication skills
  • like people
  • feel good about themselves
  • motivate others
  • are catalysts
  • ask for help
  • demonstrate integrity
  • are self reliant
  • open to share
  • are not afraid
  • are goal oriented
  • are able to identify critical knowledge
  • add value to the organization
  • have strong subject expertise in a specific area
  • network for results
  • trustworthy – can be trusted and trusts others
  • make decisions
  • are not insular
  • do not conform
  • push the boundaries
  • assume authority – ask for forgiveness, not permission
  • strong belief in the value of knowledge sharing
  • are informal active leaders
  • take a holistic view
  • are catalysts, facilitators and triggers
  • good listeners – they listen first
  • do not need praise
  • see the wider picture
  • work well with others
  • do not have a ‘knowledge is power’ attitude
  • walk the talk
  • prepared to experiment with technology
  • playful
  • take calculated risks

←This Much We Know.→

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