seb323 week 4b - SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations...

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1 SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations Week 4b Lecture 2 nd Semester 2007 School of Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Waurn Ponds Campus Module 2: Managing People in Organisations Topic 1: Elements involved in managing people
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2 Career Paths for Engineers > At some point in your career as a professional engineer there will likely be a “fork in the road” choice to make ± Stay focused on technical expertise skills • Individual contributor role – Become an expert ± Or focus on management skills • Management role – Become a manager – Most graduates follow this path Engineer to Manager Career Path > Most common career path for graduate engineers ± The most career opportunities ± Higher compensation, positions of power and control • CEO’s – usually the highest paid employee of any organisation Graduate Engineer Engineer Senior Engineer Manager Senior Manager Vice President Chief Executive Officer
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3 Engineer to Manager Career Path Graduate Engineer Engineer Senior Engineer Manager Senior Manager Vice President Chief Executive Officer Technical Skills Management Skills Career Advancement All technical Mostly management 50/50 Tipping Point Since most of you will become managers - You will need management skills -You will need to work with, for, and above people within the context of an organisation
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4 Human Behaviour > Humans show both common traits and significant differences in their behaviour > Significant similarities of differences of behaviour between people may occur depending on the mix of ± Event or situation ± Context of the event or situation ± Who is involved ± Plus any other relevant factors Personal Preferences > Personality ± Crouch defines as, “a stable and enduring behavioural characteristic of a person which is consistent across situations” ± A measure of a person’s “behavioural consistency” or “behavioural predictability” ± The study of personality is within the scientific discipline of psychology
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