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Teaching Teamwork to Engineers

Engineering has never been more competitive—emerging from the recession, engineering firms are leaner than ever and accustomed to achieving more with less, satisfying more demands from clients, and meeting shorter deadlines. What else can an already-lean company do to operate even more efficiently and gain a competitive edge?

The answer is team-building.

Amnong several important points highlighted in this article, two recommendations are worth considering:

1."The goals and objectives of the team must be stated in measurable terms and directly related to the organization's mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives."

2 "A level of understanding and trust is also required for maximum team performance. Team members need to be aware of the personal traits, values, and needs of their colleagues. Team leaders must also provide an environment for trust and assure fairness."

Read the whole article by Mark Crawford in ASME Knowledgebase: Teaching Teamwork to Engineers

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