The Resource The unwritten laws of engineering

The unwritten laws of engineering

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The unwritten laws of engineering
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The unwritten laws of engineering
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eng
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Some years ago the author became very much impressed with the fact, which can be observed in any engineering organization, that the chief obstacles to the success of individual engineers or of the group comprising a unit were of a personal and administrative rather than a technical nature. It was apparent that both the author and his associates were getting into much more trouble by violating the unwritten laws of professional conduct than by committing technical sins against the well-documented laws of science. Since the former appeared to be indeed unwritten at that time, as regards any adequate and convenient text, the following "laws" were originally formulated and collected into a sort of scrapbook, to provide a set of "house rules", or a professional code, for a design-engineering section of a large manufacturing organization. Although they are admittedly fragmentary and incomplete, they are offered here for whatever they may be worth to younger men just starting their careers, and to older men who know these things perfectly well but who all too often fail to apply them in practice. Just a few points should be emphasized: None of these "laws" is theoretical or imaginary, and however obvious and trite they may appear, their repeated violation is responsible for much of the frustration and embarrassment to which engineers everywhere are liable. In fact this audiobook is primarily a record, derived from direct observation over a period of 17 years, of the experience of four engineering departments, three of them newly organized and struggling to establish themselves by the trial-and-error method. It has, however, been supplemented and confirmed by the experience of others as gathered from numerous discussions, lectures, and the literature, so that it most emphatically does not reflect the unique experience or characteristics of any one organization. Furthermore, many of these rules are generalizations to which exceptions will occur in special circumstances. There is no thought of urging a slavish adherence to rules and red tape, for there is no substitute for judgment, and at times vigorous individual initiative is needed to cut through formalities in an emergency. But in many respects these laws are like the basic laws of society; they cannot be violated too often with impunity, notwithstanding striking exceptions in individual cases
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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King, W. J.
Dewey number
620/.0023
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other
PerformerNote
Read by Joseph Kant
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1951-
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Skakoon, James G.
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  • Engineering
  • Engineers
  • Industrial management
  • Supervision of employees
  • Personnel management
  • Communication in personnel management
  • Engineering firms
  • Engineering firms
  • Dress codes in the workplace
  • Industrial relations
  • Professional employees
  • Employees
  • Employees
  • Project management
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adult
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The unwritten laws of engineering
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent.
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MWT13436678
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 23 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781509491704
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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digital.
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MWT13436678
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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13436678
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
The unwritten laws of engineering
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13436678
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 23 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781509491704
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT13436678
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
13436678
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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