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Management of Engineers and Technology. People Issues. Themes. BS Engineering programs emphasize technical competency Engineers do many non-technical tasks Engineering and management have very little in common Education can help ease the transition. Making the Transition.

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  • BS Engineering programs emphasize technical competency
  • Engineers do many non-technical tasks
  • Engineering and management have very little in common
  • Education can help ease the transition
making the transition
Making the Transition
  • Social/people focus
    • Relationships
    • Communication
    • Conflict resolution
  • New definition of success
    • Leadership
    • Motivation
    • Strategy (direction)
    • Business/customer focus
principle 1 mastering relationships
Principle 1: Mastering Relationships
  • People are central to business
    • Employees, boss, coworkers
    • Suppliers, customers, regulators
    • Family, friends, community
  • People need to be…
    • Led
    • Motivated
    • Accommodated
    • Organized
business is about people
Business is about People
  • Social interaction
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Politics
  • Conflict
  • What are engineers good at?
successful projects
Successful Projects
  • Done by a group of people with good
    • Organization, communication
    • Leadership, motivation, influence
    • Focus on a goal
    • Decision making, problem solving
not about technology
Not About Technology
  • The best technology does not always win
    • Sony Betamax/VHS
    • Windows/Mac
    • Linux/Windows?
management success
Management success
  • In modern society, we are specialists
    • We have expertise in a very narrow area
    • We rely on others for everything else
    • Relationships enable success
  • Your ability to deal with people determines your success as a manager
  • Put people first, technology second
more themes
More Themes
  • Engineers are valued for their technical abilities
  • Relationships rule business
  • People issues dominate relationships
  • To make the transition to management, acquire good people skills
homework 1 emotional intelligence
Homework 1:Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotion and intelligence are connected, not opposites
  • Emotions affect thinking, reasoning, judgment, actions
  • Emotional IQ may be more important than traditional IQ in success
  • Engineers usually have low emotional IQ
why people seem difficult
Why People Seem Difficult
  • Technical systems, although complex, obey logical rules and/or laws
  • Individual people are more complex and follow no set rules
  • A system of multiple people is incredibly complex and unpredictable
personality types
Personality Types
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
    • Extrovert/Introvert (external/internal)
    • Sensing/iNtuitive (concrete/abstract)
    • Thinking/Feeling (what we trust)
    • Judging/Perceiving (planned/spontaneous)
uses of personality typing
Uses of Personality Typing
  • Person-job match
  • Identify areas for development
  • Anticipating and resolving conflict
  • Promoting diversity
dangers of personality typing
Dangers of Personality Typing
  • Results of tests may differ depending on when they are taken
  • Putting people into one of 16 neat categories seems overly simple
  • Types can become stereotypes
behavioral tendencies
Behavioral Tendencies
  • People tend to do what is best for themselves
  • People want to avoid looking bad
  • People tend to go with the crowd
  • People make communication challenging
  • People are imperfect
  • People are complex and hard to predict
  • Systems of people are difficult to manage
  • Knowing about personality types and behavioral tendencies (raising your Emotional IQ) can help you be a better manager
  • Most engineers have a long way to go