Author: Tuesday

Overcoming Obstacles to AI Implementations: A Multi-Frame Approach for Managers

As industries accelerate their embrace of artificial intelligence (AI), many organizations find themselves grappling with unique challenges that hinder full-scale AI integration. These obstacles often stem from a complex relationship between technological readiness and human factors. Successful AI adoption requires managers to navigate these complexities by leveraging their emotional intelligence (EQ), understanding organizational culture, and […]

People, Process, and Data: Roadblocks and Solutions for AI Implementation in Manufacturing

Imagine a factory floor where robots seamlessly collaborate with human workers, machines predict and prevent breakdowns before they occur, and production lines autonomously optimize for maximum efficiency. This is the future that artificial intelligence (AI) promises to bring to the manufacturing industry [1, 4]. However, the path to this future is not without obstacles. Integrating […]

Collaboration in the Digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Greater Efficiency

In today’s fast-paced digital age, collaboration has become more important than ever. As businesses strive to stay competitive and innovative, the ability to work together effectively is crucial. However, collaboration can pose significant challenges, particularly when teams are spread across different locations or time zones. Fortunately, technology has revolutionized the way we collaborate, offering a […]

Building Bridges: The Power of Effective Collaboration in Engineering Teams

In the world of engineering, where complex challenges demand innovative solutions, the significance of collaboration cannot be overstated. Engineers are often portrayed as brilliant minds working in isolation, but the truth is that their true power lies in their ability to come together, share ideas, and build bridges between their expertise. Effective collaboration is the […]

The 90-Day Success Blueprint: A Guide to Thriving as a New Engineering Manager

The 90-Day Success Blueprint: A Guide to Thriving as a New Engineering Manager Are you starting a new job as an engineering manager? Exciting times lie ahead, but the challenge can be daunting. Leading a team of engineers, building relationships with colleagues, navigating a new environment and delivering results can be overwhelming. But, with the […]

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Engineers

Image Courtesy of Pixabay The importance of emotional intelligence for engineers Engineering is a field that is often associated with technical skills, precision, and problem-solving abilities. However, there is a critical element that is often overlooked when it comes to engineering success – emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, refers to the ability […]

Beware the Hazards of Quick Fixes to Talent Shortages and Skills Mismatches

It’s a lesson we need to appreciate: short-term solutions can easily lead to longer term frustration. As we attempt to address immediate talent shortages and skills mismatches, it’s important to keep in mind that a couple of key elements of community development—collaboration and community participation—are paramount to a community’s ability to thrive. Despite all the […]

Communicating in a Global Context: Know Your Audience

“If an engineer’s primary goal is ultimately to solve problems for society, this goal may not be fulfilled if engineers cannot communicate effectively. Engineers can develop great solutions, but if we cannot effectively explain to society a solution is safe and viable, then we have failed.” -Kevin Forbes, P.E. It’s not enough to excel at […]

New Engineering Managers Get the Most from One-on-One Meetings

One of the best ways for a new engineering manager to establish credibility and earn trust is through one-on-one meetings. A one-on-one (1:1) meeting is a regular meeting between a manager and employee that gives the employee time to share concerns, resolve issues, plan, and receive feedback. For managers, one-on-one meetings are ideal times to […]

Preparing Technical Talent for Management

This article was originally published by Inside Indiana Business on May 20, 2022. Companies can ensure technical professionals are prepared to manage others but only if they’re willing to reconsider their approach. To secure and keep a deep bench of tech talent, successful organizations invest in the professional development of their engineers and technical professionals. […]