Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How are you different?

Thinking about Future..... read a very interesting quote today. "Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better." - Mark Van Doren.

Truth be told , this statement succinctly captures the essence( and future) of knowledge worker. How will you differentiate your self in future? Is it on the basis of information you hold(or have access to)?
Fundamentally speaking information will cease to be the differentiator.Everyone would have access to any(read same) information that one needs. Google is just a step in that direction( any information/or the source of information is just a click away); Web 2.0 will look at creating more interactive tools for the Users.

So what is it, that will differentiate a Knowledge worker?

I think,It is the ability of the individual to use that information and create some ( innovative) value proposition. The future belongs to people who know how to use the information ( not only know ,where the information is?). And organisations will go out of the way to engage( in tangible and Intangible manner) such people.
Also this concept of Human resources seems to be vanishing. Think again!.... are you prepared for this shift?

No comments: