Work Literacy Launched  

June 1, 2008 - Tony Karrer and Michele Martin are pleased to announce the founding of Work Literacy …

“The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st Century is to increase the productivity of the knowledge worker.” - Drucker

“Being adaptable in a flat world, knowing how to ‘learn how to learn,’ will be one of the most important assets any worker can have, because job churn will come faster, because innovation will happen faster.â€Â? – Friedman

Work Literacy

is a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work.

Work Literacy is based on the beliefs that:

  • With the growth of new technologies, explosion of new information, and accessibility of experts around the world, there’s a growing gap between the skills that most knowledge workers possess and the resources available to them.
  • As knowledge workers we need practical skills, methods and tools that will improve our effectiveness and help us stay on top of our game.
  • This is an issue that’s evolving quickly and we need a way to start discussing the implications, sharing ideas and learning how to better manage our work and learning.

Work Literacy will:

  • Inspire action
  • Pull together a wide variety of individuals who will collectively help provide content that is meaningful to the “average knowledge worker.â€Â?
  • Provide a hub for the discussion of this topic by knowledge workers.
  • Provide access to resources such as workshop providers, presenters, information, etc. offered by people in the network.


Work Literacy is an emergent endeavor. The exact shape will emerge over time based on the collective activities of the network. As such participation will grow and change over time.

We are looking for active contributors and participants who share our passion around this topic. There are a variety of ways to participate:

  • Subscribe
    • RSS Feed for the Work Literacy Blog
    • RSS Feed for an aggregation of related content.
    • You can subscribe by email using the entries in the sidebar to either of these feeds.
  • Comment
  • Blog your thoughts. When you blog, include the term workliteracy or better yet a link to and we’ll do our best to aggregate these posts for access by the community.
  • Go to the Servicespage to let us know you are interested in participating in the network. We expect that people will
    • Attending Presentations / Workshops
    • Receiving Future Publications
    • Participating Online
    • Contributing (Content / Editorial / Organizer)
    • Conducting Presentations / Workshops
    • Partnering / Sponsoring

What else should we be doing? Please let us know: