9396lec5W10 - 2/4/2010 ENGI9396:Engineering ManagementTopics

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2/4/2010 1 ENGI 9396: Engineering Management Topics Lecture 5: Leadership and Human Resources Management Dr. Amy Hsiao Winter 2010 Organizational Culture Organizational Culture – Managing Managing Engineers y Involvement Everyone is aware of value of innovation and company’s strategy Shared responsibility–relating it to every job Performance appraisal and compensation dependent upon innovation y Respect for knowledge and knowledge development y Diversity of perspectives and ideas y Tolerance of failure y Reward efforts even if project fails
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2/4/2010 2 Organizational Culture Profile Org Culture Dimensions Dimension Characteristics Innovation Experimenting, opportunity seeking, risk taking, few rules, low cautiousness Stability Predictability, security, rule-oriented Respect for people Fairness, tolerance Outcome orientation Action oriented, high expectations, results oriented Attention to detail Precise, analytic Team orientation Collaboration, people-oriented Aggressiveness Competitive, low emphasis on social responsibility Source: O’Reilly et al (1991) 3 Organizational Culture y The set of beliefs, norms, values, and attitudes common to the members of an organization. workforce issue process immaturity insufficient access to … Obstacles to Innovation % of Respondents (source: IBM Consulting Services) 0 1 02 03 04 0 Unsupportive Culture limited funding workforce issues
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2/4/2010 3 Managing Engineers and Managing as an Engineer y Your own communication style y Your own learning style y Your own motivational style y Others communication style y Others learning style y Others motivational style Kolb Learning Inventory, Quick Activity y 4 = most like you y 1 = least like you 1. When I learn: ___ I like to deal with my feelings. (CE) I like to think about ideas (AC ___ I like to think about ideas. (AC) ___ I like to be doing things. (AE) ___ I like to watch and listen. (RO)
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2/4/2010 4 Kolb Learning Inventory, Quick Activity y 4 = most like you y 1 = least like you 2. I learn best when: ___ I listen and watch carefully. (RO) I rely on logical thinking (AC ___ I rely on logical thinking. (AC) ___ I trust my hunches and feelings. (CE) ___ I work hard to get things done. (AE) Kolb Learning Inventory, Quick Activity y 4 = most like you y 1 = least like you 3. When I am learning: ___ I tend to reason things out.(AC) I am responsible about things (AE ___ I am responsible about things. (AE) ___ I am quiet and reserved. (RO) ___ I have strong feelings & reactions. (CE)
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2/4/2010 5 Kolb Learning Inventory, Quick Activity y 4 = most like you y 1 = least like you 4. I learn by: ___ doing. (AE) watching (RO) ___ watching. (RO) ___ feeling. (CE) ___ thinking. (AC) Kolb Learning Inventory, Quick Activity y 4 = most like you y 1 = least like you 5. When I learn: ___ I get involved. (CE) I like to observe (RO ___ I like to observe. (RO) ___ I evaluate things. (AC) ___ I like to be active. (AE)
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2/4/2010 6 Information Processing Information Processing – Learning Styles Learning Styles Scoring y AE Active Experimentation Score: ______ y RO Reflective Observation Score: ______ y CE Concrete Experience Score: _______ y AC Abstract Conceptualization Score: ______ y Which two scores are your highest scores?
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9396lec5W10 - 2/4/2010 ENGI9396:Engineering ManagementTopics

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