If knowledge is just a commodity, then what is the next evolution of the types of workers we need to see (and will see)? The answer is “learning workers.”

Future of Work

-Futurist Jacob Morgan, author, The Future of Work

An interesting consideration for futurists: the notion espoused by author, Jacob Morgan: Knowledge workers are changing into learning workers.

Since 1968, when acclaimed business expert Peter Drucker introduced the notion of knowledge workers, we have relied on, “the smartest guys in the room,” to come up with ideas that potentially can advance one’s business or execute programs that will actually make one’s business work more efficiently and profitably.

The technical changes that have occurred since then, however, have allowed knowledge workers to also become learning workers.

Morgan theorizes that learning workers, thanks to the enormous technical changes that have occurred since Drucker debuted his notion of knowledge workers, may in fact, be changing.

Our Foxtrot technology provides a real-life example of how knowledge workers have evolved into learning workers.

Administrative personnel tasked with addressing database management, like merging disparate databases together while keeping the information manageable and orderly, certainly meet all the criteria for that qualify them as a knowledge worker. However, because they can easily master a new technology, like Foxtrot, to quickly and efficiently resolve database management challenges, they are also learning workers.

For users of our Foxtrot technology, the label of knowledge worker or learning worker is appropriate for both. No matter which designation you select, the results are the same with Foxtrot: greater efficiency, increased profitability.