Knowledge Workers are workers who “think for a living”
Knowledge based organisations are in the aggregation of the knowledge and energy of the people that work for them. The essence of knowledge worker productivity management is to maximise the value from employee knowledge and energy and point it in the direction of things that create superior value. The knowledge worker is an individual that requires the right tools and resources in order to their remove barriers to productivity.
It must also be noted that a knowledge worker is a fickle worker. They can decide to give you all their energy, endeavour and knowledge or they can decide to be miserly. And as organisations become more and more dependent on them in this knowledge economy, it is critical for the long-term success of the business that the knowledge worker and their productivity is managed. Getting the most from every brain on the payroll (individually and collectively) is new a key driver for business success.
Knowledge based businesses need to create the right conditions to enable maximum knowledge sharing, knowledge ‘refreshment’ and focus on the workplace components that are going to make the biggest difference to business performance.
So how do you create the prime conditions for knowledge worker productivity?
Our study undertaken in partnership with The Centre for Evidence Based Management (CEBMa) examined research published in English within the most respected academic databases in the world. It came forward with 6 Factors that are the most highly correlated to Knowledge Worker team productivity. The rigour and efficacy of the process used by CEBMa guarantees that data is ‘bullet proof’ and can be relied on as the best available scientific evidence on the subject at this time.
The 6 Factors of Knowledge Worker Productivity are as follows:
- Social Cohesion
- Perceived Supervisory Support
- Information Sharing
- Vision and Goal Clarity
- External Communication
Knowledge Worker Productivity Resources
To learn more:
Click here to read and comment on the blog posts setting out the story of the 6 Factors
360 Organization Assessment – Health check
A short, online survey which enables organizations to test the strength of the 6 Factors within their organisation in relation to each team and it’s relationships with other teams. This tool is essential in workplace management and determining the organisations overall workplace productivity health.
We develop bespoke programmes to unearth the status of the 6 Factors within organizations and enhance the performance of each team and the community more widely on each of the 6 Factors. We help to mold the workplace experience in a way that will enhance each of the 6 factors to maximise your workplace productivity. With the help of Advanced Workplace Associates, the barriers limiting productivity and workplace efficiency can be alleviated and remedied.
Workplace Infrastructure Assessment
A one day on-site survey to establish how well workplace infrastructure supports the 6 Factors. It is critical that your workplace design empowers your employees and workplace productivity rather than hinder it.
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