Through globalization and complex work processes, ICT has become an increasingly crucial success factor for individuals, businesses, other communities and society. It has offered excellent opportunities for success in working life and society.
The creation of knowledge platform for knowledge generation, exchange, and dissemination of technology best practice involves the wise care and development of knowledge, skills and communication based on a desired and shared vision of the future.
Quality education, technological knowledge and skills or even large-scale investments in science and product development cannot open the path to total convergence, unless creativity is allowed to extensively permeate in all human sectors. This will require innovative, responsible leadership in developing new tools and evidence-based approaches, and making them more broadly available.
With advent of a rapidly developing electronic economy, the role of public administration has undergone a significant change. Regardless of the fact that this change will probably continue, we have reason to meticulously analyze some of its characteristics, even at this early stage.
This role has emphasize the promotion of steady economic growth, the creation of adequate preconditions for business activities, and the responsibility for well-functioning administration, infrastructure and high-standard public services. In future, an expert in this type of administration will have an extensive knowledge base combining technical and vocational, science and technology, economic and social sciences resulting in a process of innovation and much more production than ever anticipated.
Learning will not only remain theoretical; people will learn how to convert knowledge into products easily. They will have the ability to apply their learning achievements creatively to their own action environment and do things together with different people in all spheres of life with profound tolerance.
Future expertise will be characterized by the fast regeneration of knowledge, information society development, reform of working organizations, and the diversification of people’s careers and occupations throughout their individual life spans. Results will not be measured by examinations and certificates alone but through open learning attitude as people will learn to appreciate emotional, social and scientific intelligence.
The success of individual activities will be assessed as to whether the performance complied with the given proposed plan, or whether the product in question met the requirements of a perfect specimen. However, mere mastery of specific skills will not be enough.
Competence will not consist of knowledge alone; it will be an active and dynamic step that combines knowledge content and its application thereof. It will play a major role in application and execution of assignments giving rise to knowledge and skill acquisition to practical solutions.
Expertise will be acquired by such competent persons who are able to apply their competence to problem solving situations in new ways. These people will be capable of remodeling existing technical, normative or social rules in the pursuit of solutions.
With that said, it is therefore essential for people to learn how to question existing models and policies constructively on a continual basis to promote new thinking. In practice, this may be best for those in leadership position, plus models of innovators and creative thinkers. Knowledge as power was possessed by a small group of few selected individuals who found it necessary to keep it secret and only used for personal goals as well as for controlling others in the past.
With the advent of new technology, it has become increasingly possible for people to communicate their personal expertise or knowledge to others, their co-workers and partners with so much ease across the globe. The ability for people to communicate their knowledge using various ICT tools with sufficient degree of high-standard has never been more efficient.
Direct transformation from being a student to an expert is been built through long-term education and training, practice and discovery. To preserve this sound self-esteem, we must strive to build it up on a daily basis by undertaking rigorous and in-depth research that could be disseminated as a case study, thinking and reflecting on a goal to open new discoveries and changes for the benefit of everyone.
Leaders of the 21st century must therefore seek to empower the people to change their way of thinking to enable them realize that knowledge sharing is power, and that it is this power, positive thinking and belief in joint possibilities that will create the desired 21st Century.
More often than not, it is with this same energy and power that the people will learn to embrace, create, invent, and share other people’s ideas, instead of thwarting and knocking same people down. Naturally, people may be energetic but self-effacing, intelligent and naive, playful and disciplined, imaginative but realistic, humble and proud, traditional but revolutionary but when given the right opportunity for them to exploit the full use of Technology, knowledge and power are shared.