A Knowledge Worker is an employee who deals with information, ideas, and expertise.
An employee who does not have one fixed place of work. Mobile workers are linked to a central base by telephone and sometimes by computer technology. A teleworker is a form of a mobile worker.
knowl·edge work·er (plural knowl·edge work·ers) noun
The employee in knowledge-based industry: somebody working in an industry such as management consultancy or computer programming that produces information rather than goods
An employee who deals in information, ideas, and expertise. Knowledge workers are products of the so-called information age, in which the emphasis is on creativity and innovation rather than on maintaining the status quo. According to Peter Drucker, in the new economy, every employee is becoming a knowledge worker.
From MSN’s Encarta
Every knowledge worker in modern organization is an “executive” if, by virtue of his position or knowledge, he is responsible for a contribution that materially affects the capacity of the organization to perform and to obtain results. – Peter Drucker in The Effective Executive (1966)
Finally, these new industries differ from the traditional ‘modern’ industry in that they will employ predominantly knowledge workers rather than manual workers. – Peter Drucker in The Age of Discontinuity (1969)
A key reason for why I decided to create 2BMobile.com was the continuous growth of the number of the mobile-knowledge worker over the last twenty years and the rising needs they have to work effectively outside of traditional workspaces. What is a mobile-knowledge worker, you ask? Well, I went to look it up and did not find any definition.
My definition is a worker whose output is information rather than goods and is not at one fixed place of work (often travel to different locations). Examples of mobile-knowledge workers are consultants, salespeople, and support specialists. What’s yours? Please give us your comments below.