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The cognitive basis of knowledge work


Ratnasingam, Malini (2006) The cognitive basis of knowledge work. In: Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition 2006 (KMICE 2006), 6-8 June 2006, The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Thinking styles refer to the way in which an individual processes information and are an important aspect of knowledge work which requires the efficient management of information.This paper presents the results of a study examining the thinking styles of 77 university students about to enter the workforce.They have shown greater preference for the executive,hierarchic, local, external and conservative thinking styles.Factor analysis demonstrated preferences for both complex and more simplistic thinking styles.The results of this study have implications for the training of students and employees as knowledge workers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 983-3282-90-3 Organized by: Faculty of Information Technology, UUM
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thinking styles, information processing, knowledge worker
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 08:07
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 08:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11491

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