Management Planning for Survival and Growth

by David C. Johnston, (M.ASCE), Office Mgr.; Harland Bartholomew & Assoc., 4203 Gardendale, Suite C-226, San Antonio, Tex. 78229,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-426-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-426-9 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 92

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Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | San Francisco, California, United States | October 1-2, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Essential factors in company growth are the identification of client needs and wants and recognition of the needs and constraints of the organization. Successes are generated by timely, high quality results from a motivated and responsive organization. To develop this oranization, the human factor must be addressed in such a way that individual growth can occur in concert with the growth of company goals. Employee training and opportunity must be blended into the management planning effort to provide human resources at the precise time that business opportunities become available. The development of a management plan must consider the needs of the client, community, and employees. A plan must provide for expansion into areas that are within the strengths of the organization. The papers included in this publication outline the mechanisms for engineering managers to develop a management plan that will lead to company survival and growth. Three areas are covered: (1) The project team; (2) professional development; and (3) specialization and diversification.

Subject Headings: Human factors | Client relationships | Employees | Motivation | Training | Publications | Engineering firms | Managers


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