Portfolio workers must use technology to survive

by Barrie Hopson on November 21, 2008 · 0 comments

in New Technology

This applies to all workers but especially to those of us who continually change our jobs, add a new career to our work portfolio or branch out in variety of new directions. What it means to be successful at work is changing and much of the new wave is focused on tapping tacit knowledge. Research conducted by Dr. Robert Kelley of Carnegie Mellon University queried workers with the question: “what percentage of the knowledge you need to do your job is stored in your mind? The answers have varied significantly over the last 20 plus years. In 1986, it was 75%, then in 1997 (the year the Internet began to take off in the business world) the answer was 15-20%. Now in 2008, it is 8-10%. Imagine how a Millennial manager will answer this question in 2012?

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