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Professional environment for knowledge workers: employers' responsibilities

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1 Author(s)
Thompson, K.R. ; General Electric Co., Salem, VA, USA

Knowledge workers, including engineers and computer professionals, are recognized as being among the most valuable assets of high-technology employers. The employers' responsibilities in establishing and maintaining a mutually rewarding relationship are discussed. The value of adequate facilities, tools, and support personnel for ensuring competitive productivity by knowledge workers is considered. The employers' responsibility for assisting knowledge workers in avoiding technical obsolescence through programs to maintain technical competence is examined. The total compensation package is discussed along with alternate career paths to be made available. The responsibility of the employer to maintain high moral and ethical standards is stressed.<>

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )