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NURSING INFORMATICS AND THE CONCEPT OF KNOWLEDGE WORKERWalden UniversityNurs 6051N: Transforming Healthcare ThroughTechnology
Concept of a knowledge workerThe term knowledge worker was first used by Peter Drucker in an article titled “Management and the professional employee” (Druker, 1952). It was described further in the book “Landmarks of Tomorrow” (Drucker, 1957)Knowledge workers are those who have mastery of a high level professional knowledge, education or experience, and creation, transfer and practical use of knowledge ( Davenport, 2006; Surawski, 2019).Knowledge workers go through a number of years of formal training in order to become proficient to execute a particular specialized role.Knowledge worker must possess a skill to identify an important information from a large database, and must also be able to weed out less important information and focus on essential information that will help in solving problems.
Challenges and Opportunities of Knowledge Workers.Retention of a knowledge worker may be very challenging as there are few knowledge workers, who doesn’t seem to stick to a particular employment for a long time.It is challenging for employers who are forced to look for more effective way of hiring the best talents and retaining them for a longer period.