In part 1 of the post, I’ve already covered some new breed of professionals who emerge due to the change of technology, business and economic today. In part 2 of the post, we will continue looking at the rest of the new professionals. If you read carefully, you may notice something interesting and common among these groups of professionals. There are 3 indispensable items that they cannot go without – premium coffee, smart phone and laptop with fast internet connection. They simply cannot function without all these items and inevitably they have almost become part of them and their identities.
Read on to find out who are these unique breed of professionals.
One such group of professionals is called Nanobots and it stands for “Nearly Autonomous, Not in the Office, doing Business in their Own Time Staff”. They do not seem to be like the rest because they are considered to be more mature and highly talented than the others. They are also known to be self-motivated, self-starting, and positive high achievers. Their positions vary in the hierarchy of a particular organization: Senior Executives, Managers, IT professionals, and others.
While this is being done by a number of companies already before, the growing number of other businesses seem to be catching on. This new emergence of acceptance in the industry of this new phase of professionals is mainly due to the needs of certain businesses to increase the possibility of the company reaching its goals through these new types of professionals. Also, this reason can also lead to lessening overhead costs of the business, which would prove be very good for the company.
Nanobots earn their living by doing their work even if they are not present all the time at the office, and reaching the target or expectations of the senior management in the office when they show the results of their work. Work may involve solving problems or making negotiations. They spend more hours outside the office to work. Most of them are engaged in sales, consultancy services, maintenance, and others.
Nanobot also known as mobile professionals, their lives are dominated by cell phones, they roam the streets while doing business, and they enjoy remote access connected to their business network at the main office. They are the ones who typically work longer hours than the rest even though you may not find them at their desks. They keep the lines of communication open between them and their managers, and seamlessly maintain the status of a professional with a high achiever status. They also require the least amount of supervision in order to do the work right since they work outside the confines of the office environment.
Nanobots have to be highly trustworthy, self-reliant and result-oriented as they are often not within the visibility of their supervisors. They need to be consistent and show good results for their performance.
The next group of professionals is known as Bedouins, they borrowed its name from nomadic Arab who roams freely in the desert. Unlike the Arabic, Bedouins roam from café to café freely with their laptop and mobile phone. They can work anywhere as long as there is Wifi connection and caffeine.
Bedouins do not confine themselves to home office or one working place so they do not face isolation problem as other home office based professionals. To them, the cafés have almost become their workplaces. They are not bothered with loud music or noisy environment in the cafes instead they feel such buzz will give them energy, inspiration and creativity.
They can easily connect with other Bedouins in the cafes and most could tap into each other expertise for their own projects. Some have even form excellent partnership to bring extra values to their customers. The typical Bedouins could be programmers, software developers, designers or online marketers.
While Bedouins could enjoy lively ambience and interactions with one another but it is also to their disadvantages as there might be too much distractions in order to be productive in such environments.
7. Knowledge Entrepreneurs
The last group is knowledge entrepreneurs or commonly known as knowledge workers by management guru – Peter Drucker. As the name suggests, knowledge entrepreneurs are highly educated and work primarily with information. They develop and use knowledge in the workplace to create new products or services.
Knowledge entrepreneurs are highly demanded in this information age; their specialized intellectual assets are highly valued in the corporate world as more knowledge works arise. They work with complex ideas and concepts and use new found information to solve complicated problems and issues.
Some good examples of knowledge entrepreneurs include: researchers, scientists, technical writers, programmers, academic professionals, systems analysts, lawyers and more.
Unlike the rest of the new breed professionals, knowledge entrepreneurs have to invest a lot of times on formal education and continual training. They need to constantly keep up to date with the latest technology and knowledge so as to continue excel in their jobs. They may not enjoy the freedom and flexibility in their works like other new breed of professionals but their rewards derive from great satisfaction of creating new things and solving problems for human lives.
Do you see yourself as one of these new breed of professionals? Some of you may see yourself belong to different groups at the same time. How do you feel being part of them? Do you think they will evolve into another new breed of professionals in future? Please leave your thoughts and comments below.