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Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers: How to Get Better Performance and Results from Knowledge Workers Hardcover – 1 Sep 2005

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (1 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591394236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591394235
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 716,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knowledge 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 techniques 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 need for autonomy - and so they require different management techniques to improve their performance and productivity. Based on extensive research involving over one hundred companies and more than six hundred 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 unique framework for matching specific types of workers with the management strategies that yield the greatest performance.

Written by the field's premier thought leader, "Thinking for a Living" reveals how to maximize the brain power that fuels organizational success.

About the Author

Thomas H. Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Chair at Babson College and a research fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business.


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