Improving the Effectiveness of Engineering Organizations

by Melville D. Hensey, (M.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Mel Hensey Assocs., Organization Consultants, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Kenneth Gibble, (M.ASCE), Principal; Besier, Gibble and Quiran, Consulting Engrs., Old Saybrook, Conn.,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 21-26

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper describes, through six case histories, several ways of improving effectiveness of engineering organizations: performance reviews by management, survey feedback to help management, working out company objectives, staff training programs, reorganizing, and improving work scheduling.

Subject Headings: Business organizations | Case studies | Engineering firms | Engineering history | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Training | Scheduling

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