Education and Career Insights

The CEO’s Recovery Directive to Engineering

The recession for most manufacturers caused a serious trainwreck in engineering organizations. You took your fair share of the layoffs when the CEO and CFO needed to get costs in line with revenues. But it went further than giving low performers the pink slip. It took away some of your mid-level performers too. Now might seem the most appropriate time to trot out the age-old adage do more with less

Setting a Baseline for Generational Definitions

What’s the dynamic like in your engineering group? Is everyone fresh out of college figuring out what it’s like in their first job? Or is everyone in the final leg of their career heading into retirement? All things considered, neither of those answers is likely. The average engineering group in today’s manufacturer is frequently a big mix of people in all different stages…

The Hero Work of an Engineer is Knowing Where to Put the X

Now, I like this story. I like it for its happy ending, but I like more because the engineer comes out ahead. One day. $50,000. Ride off into the sunset. Wouldn’t that be nice. However, for many engineers, this sort of story isn’t some exception with a big payoff. It’s just modus operandi: it’s just the way things are done on a day to day basis.

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