Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers

3.24 avg rating
( 117 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781591394235: Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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 100 companies and more than 600 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. Thomas Davenport holds the President's Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College. He is director of research for Babson Executive Education; an Accenture Fellow; and author, co-author, or editor of nine books, including Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know (HBS Press, 1997).

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Davenport, Thomas H.
Published by Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
London Bridge Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business Review Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1591394236 Dispatched from London. Seller Inventory # Z1591394236ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Davenport, Thomas H.
Published by Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business Review Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1591394236 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI685803

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Davenport, Thomas H.
Published by Harvard Business Review Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business Review Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111591394236

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Davenport TH
Published by Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # Harvard-9781591394235

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.96
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Davenport TH
Published by Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # Harvard-9781591394235

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.20
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Thomas H. Davenport
Published by Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. (2005)
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Knowledge workers create the innovations and strategies that keep their firms competitive and the economy healthy. This book provides insights into how knowledge workers think, how they accomplish tasks, and what motivates them to excel. Printed Pages: 226. Seller Inventory # 73574

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.96
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Thomas H. Davenport
Published by Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. (2005)
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business School Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Knowledge workers create the innovations and strategies that keep their firms competitive and the economy healthy. This book provides insights into how knowledge workers think, how they accomplish tasks, and what motivates them to excel. Printed Pages: 226. Seller Inventory # 73574

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.20
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Davenport, Thomas H.
Published by Harvard Business School Press, Boston (2005)
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
MARCIAL PONS LIBRERO
(MADRID, Spain)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business School Press, Boston, 2005. TAPA DURA. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 100761800

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 17.39
From Spain to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Thomas H. Davenport
Published by Harvard Business Review Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business Review Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1591394236

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Davenport, Thomas H.
Published by Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN 10: 1591394236 ISBN 13: 9781591394235
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Business Review Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1591394236 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0710283

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds