Knowledge Work As Craft Work
This article makes the distinction between Knowledge Work as a final crafted product vs. the true essence and goal of knowledge work as being the creation of new results. The article states that
"Standardization and reproducibility have been the watchwords of the industrial economy. Shouldn't they also be the watchwords for the knowledge economy?
I think this is an interesting distinction to make, and not something I necessarily agree with. If I am performing work that is new to me (and I am attaining knowledge I would otherwise be deprived of), and if this knowledge is not "new and unique," in the broader spectrum of the world, then is this not knowledge work?
Feel free to check out this article and provide your thoughts.