Manage like an engineer (seriously!)
Belle Walker
Founder and Lead Consultant (prior roles include Director of Engineering)
Belleview Consulting
We've come a long way as a society from the early days of Scientific Management! Recognizing that people are individuals, not automatons, has led to huge leaps in employee engagement and satisfaction. But 21st century management rhetoric has swung so far from its rationalist origins that many engineers now believe that their technical skills become meaningless once they make the leap into management. In fact, technical problem solving and engineering concepts can often be applied directly to managerial challenges, without losing sight of employee individuality and humanity. This talk walks through several engineering concepts beginning with their original, technical contexts and then demonstrating their applicability for managers looking to lead more effective and engaged teams. Belle Walker, Founder, Belleview Consulting - Recorded for the online CTO Summit on Tuesday October 20th, 2020 on "Communicating priorities" - https://www.ctoconnection.com/
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