Engineering management: meeting the global challenges by Chang, Ching Ming

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In order to lead their enterprises to greater prosperity, they need to prepare themselves to accept leadership roles and responsibilities by 12 Engineering Management honing their people skills and interacting effectively with peer managers in other corporate functions, and become versed in the use of Internet-based management and technology tools. They also must nurture a clear vision for the companies they work for, be innovative and creative in product development and other ways of utilizing emerging technologies, and possess the required business savvy with a customer focus and a global orientation.

Work skills: STEM professionals should equip themselves well with various work skills that are expected in industry. ), and (26) keep knowledge and ability current. 6. Exhibit a readiness for advancement: Engineers need to ready themselves for assuming a higher level of technical responsibility so that their employers are able to entrust more challenging responsibilities to them. Engineers should strive to constantly enrich themselves by acquiring new knowledge and creating increasingly more value for their employers.

Engineering managers plan, organize, lead, and control people, teams, money, technology, facilities, and other resources to achieve the business objectives of the company. To ensure company operations for the short term, they pay attention to problem solving and conflict resolution. As a rule, engineering managers do not perform the technical work themselves. Instead, they work through people. Their job is to decide what the unit, department, or company should be doing to advance the objectives of the company and then assign resources to implement their decisions.

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