Why Engineers Need Management

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“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” Stephen R Covey
Why engineers need management? Engineers play very significant role in motivating innovations that will benefit customers and increase profits. From the earliest stage of their careers, they are expected to lead projects and teams and to bring new ideas to friuitation. Senior-level engineers are expected to lead large, complex projects; to drive innovation; and to provide guidance for less-experienced peers. Excellent leadership skills are necessary to effectively execute such responsibilities
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So they know very well what it takes to do the job their staff is now doing. They hire only those people who know how to do job. If they assume each person knows how to do job then they will get better results.

Engineer managers
Engineer managers start their career from performing technical tasks, so they know very well
They hire only those people who know how to do their job if you assume each person knows how to do job, they will get better results. Although some people do their work successfully with or without your assumptions, some people’s work will be affected by what they think you think of them. Give your staff their assignments, ask if they need help, and then leave them alone to get the work done (unless they ask for help). I don’t mean that you shouldn’t talk to them while they’re doing the work; you just shouldn’t interfere with them doing their work.
When you assign work, ask if the person understands the work to do, and if he or she has the tools to do it. Decide jointly when you will check in with each other (periodic status reports, one-on-one meetings), and stick to that schedule. If the person gets stuck, he or she should feel free to come to you for help, but if you insist on interfering, your employee will come to you for help only as a last resort.
Treat people the way they want to be treated, not the way you’d like to be treated.
The Golden Rule “Treat

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