Knowledge workers are believed to produce more when empowered to make the most of their deepest skills; they can often work on many projects at the same time; they know how to allocate their time; and they can multiply the results of their efforts through soft factors such as emotional intelligence and trust. Organizations designed around the knowledge worker (instead of just machine capital) are thought to integrate the best of hierarchy, self-organization and networking rather than the worst. Each dictates a different communications and rewards system, and requires activation of knowledge-sharing and action learning. A basic pattern rule of human systems is that when you mix them you will get the worst of each unless you contextually and carefully attend to connecting the best.
A knowledge worker is:
A knowledge worker is a person who transforms business and personal experience into knowledge.
Usually a knowledge worker is found to be innovative, creative and he/she is fully aware of the organizational culture.
A knowledge worker can be thought of as a product of values, experiences, processes, education, and training.