Accession Number : ADA117534

Title :   Problems and Opportunities for the Maturing Engineer.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Bailyn,Lotte

PDF Url : ADA117534

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This paper discusses the problems of maturing engineers in terms of two opposing myths about them, an academic myth and an industrial myth. It argues that both myths lead to procedures that cause stagnation in engineering careers. It describes stagnation in terms of four typical characteristics of engineering jobs, and suggests that organizations might overcome this problem by changing their policy of work assignments and by developing appropriate career paths and rewards for technical professionals. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Engineers, *Careers, Conflict, Work, Policies, Organizations, Management

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE