The Subtle Stressors Making Women Want to Leave Engineering

Harvard Business

Female retention in engineering remains a persistent problem. To build a deeper understanding of these experiences and how women deal with them, we interviewed and surveyed more than 330 engineers in the U.S. (43% Our interviews with male engineers confirm these beliefs.

Central and Eastern Europe needs a new engine for growth

McKinsey

Creating a digital, tech-driven economy could be the growth engine that ten economies in the region need. Europe

Engineering the switch to digital

McKinsey

The CIO of ING Bank discusses the importance of top engineering talent and agile ways of working when it comes to digitizing products and processes. Our insights

The engine of our discontent

Seth Godin Blog

When TV first was adopted, it was a magical gift. The shows united our culture and the ads fueled a seemingly endless consumer boom. Today, though, marketers have turned television into an instrument of dissatisfaction.

Manage time using Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Manage time using Business Process Re-engineering (BPR). BPR your life takes the principles of business process re-engineering and applies them to the way you manage your time (and therefore your life). Five principles of re-engineering your […]. The post Manage time using Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

Our engineering ratchet

Seth Godin Blog

Quietly, over the last thirty years, engineering has become dramatically more efficient and effective. Insulated glass, cars that don't break down, keyboards with just the right feel to them… Mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering are all moving faster than ever. Several factors are at work: Computer aided design and engineering means that smaller teams can do more, faster.

Engineering the future of maritime trade

McKinsey

Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal. Our Insights

From Engineer To Successful Ecommerce Consultant with Mike Gammarino: Podcast #48

Consulting Success

From Engineer To Successful Ecommerce Consultant with Mike Gammarino: Podcast #48 is a post from: Consulting Success. A lot of times, what we see for new product companies are you’ve got a couple of founders where one knows the product well because that started the idea, and then one knows how to market and sell the product. Once you have those two things together, the next piece is the ecommerce operations piece.

Cracking the Search Engine Code

Strategy+Business

E-tailers create sponsored ads in a bid to attract online consumers, but lower-cost improvements to search placement can be more profitable

The new age of engineering and construction technology

McKinsey

New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to know about the evolving landscape. Our Insights

How Much Innovation Should We Juice Out of Engineers?

Strategy+Business

Are the bells and whistles on already highly engineered products just decadence, or are they a small price to pay for the gadgets we need

The Problem of Visibility for Women in Engineering, and How They Manage It

Harvard Business

Women engineers have a visibility problem. In 2014 we interviewed 50 women engineers in three leading FTSE 100 organizations in the UK. All three organizations said they were committed to diversity and were attempting to hire, retain, and promote more women engineers.

Add engines until airborne

Seth Godin Blog

The most direct way to get a jet to fly is to add bigger engines. That's certainly one way to get through a thorny problem. And the easiest way to gain attention is to run more ads, or yell more loudly. Horsepower is an expensive but often effective solution.

Introducing customer success 2.0: The new growth engine

McKinsey

Can software vendors and other companies identify more opportunities to grow and deliver value by taking a fresh look at customer success? Our Insights

Scientist, Engineer and Operations Manager

Seth Godin Blog

The Engineer builds things that work. The engineer builds it out. Engineers shouldn't make stuff up. A career is often based on one of these three stances: The Scientist does experiments. Sometimes they work, sometimes they fail. She takes good notes. Comes up with a theory.

Artificial intelligence as auto companies’ new engine of value

McKinsey

What opportunities does AI open up for mobility, and how can OEMs capture them in the short and long run? Our Insights

Building an engine for growth that funds itself

McKinsey

You don’t have to look far to finance your growth ambitions. Marketing & Sales Insights

Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?

Harvard Business

Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM. with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce. For decades, to attract more women to the field, engineering educators have focused on curriculum reform (e.g., Why men and women enter engineering.

What Managers Can Do to Keep Women in Engineering

Harvard Business

Engineering faces a serious gender-based retention problem. Despite all the efforts encouraging women to study engineering, over 40% of highly skilled women who enter the field end up leaving. In 2014 we interviewed 34 women engineers in two FTSE 100 firms in the UK. Ten of the engineers were in the early stages of their careers, 19 were mid-career, and five were in late career. PET’s engineering workforce was about 12% women, and TTD’s was about 9%.

Creating a New Approach to Engineering and Innovation at Hitachi Metals - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HITACHI METALS, LTD.

Harvard Business

As the new general manager of the Global Research & Innovative Technology Center (GRIT) at Hitachi Metals, Kenichi Inoue is tasked with creating an updated framework for research and development in advanced materials, helping his organization make the shift to a new approach to engineering and innovation in a disrupted world. Innovation Design Product development Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Manufacturing Sponsor Content

Engineering the future of maritime trade

McKinsey

Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal. Our Insights

How Engineering Principles Can Improve Healthcare

Strategy+Business

As demand for ambulatory care grows, providers can unlock access using existing resources. But they''ll need to redesign the way they operate--by putting the patient in the middle

Why Entrepreneurship Programs for Engineers Fail

Harvard Business

Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and risk tolerance; engineers, mathematicians, and health care workers typically aren’t. Consider, for example, the ideal attributes of a civil engineer building an interstate bridge near your home. Do you picture a risk-tolerant engineer who is highly comfortable with uncertainty, or one who tends to prefer mathematical certainly? Jeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images.

Ex-Google Engineers Launch “Otto”: Completely Driverless Truck Testing Underway

MishTalk

Four ex-Google engineers, including the man who built Google’s first self-driving … Continue reading → EconomicsMovement in the autonomous vehicle space accelerated once again.

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Banks and the digital flywheel: An engine for ongoing value capture

McKinsey

A few banks are generating significant bottom-line impact from their digital investments. These leaders share a relentless focus on applying productivity gains as broadly as possible across the organization. Insights on Financial Services

How the Imagined “Rationality” of Engineering Is Hurting Diversity — and Engineering

Harvard Business

Just how common are the views on gender espoused in the memo that former Google engineer James Damore was recently fired for distributing on an internal company message board? Research we’ve conducted shows that while most people don’t share Damore’s views, male engineers are more likely to. ” Students are taught engineering purity, Cech found , so their commitment to public welfare declines significantly over the course of their engineering education.

Consultant Ninja: Engineers as Rock Stars: Management Consulting.

Consultant Ninja

Engineers as Rock Stars. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Who cant love this ad? Posted by Consultant Ninja. at 7:37 AM. Related Posts. 1 comment: Cory. that was great =). August 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM. Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom).

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business

Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organizations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while creating greater value for their customers. “Build real recommendation engines fast” is my mission-critical recommendation to companies aspiring — or struggling — to creatively cross the digital divide. Laura Schneider for HBR.

How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

Harvard Business

When an aircraft manufacturer decides to create a new model, it doesn’t ask pilots and crew to identify the best cabin, wings, jet engines, and other parts, and then put all the pieces together. It is the realm of systems engineering, a field that has contributed to jaw-dropping achievements, such as sending a spacecraft on a nine-year voyage to Pluto and designing a nuclear submarine.

Intelligent process automation: The engine at the core of the next-generation operating model

McKinsey

Full intelligent process automation comprises five key technologies. Here’s how to use them to enhance productivity and efficiency, reduce operational risks, and improve customer experiences. Our Insights

Are Countries Prepared for the Increasing Threat of Engineered Bioweapons?

Harvard Business

Their feat heightens concerns that rogue regimes and terrorists could similarly modify or engineer pathogens and use them as weapons. After an engineered agent is released, we would likely have a window of only several weeks to prevent it from causing a global catastrophe. These platforms aim to detect any pathogen, including engineered microbes, with accuracy from small samples of blood and urine that do not require skilled technicians to collect or process.

New Evidence Shows Search Engines Reinforce Social Stereotypes

Harvard Business

These stories are consistent with a growing body of research on search engine bias. ” In other words, the researchers showed that image search engines exaggerate gender stereotypes concerning professions. In a project with my colleagues from the University of Sheffield’s Information School, Jo Bates and Paul Clough, we have been conducting experiments to gauge whether image search engines perpetuate more generalized gender stereotypes.

Personalized Recommendation Engines Are Coming to Health Care

Harvard Business

In the past decade, consumers have shifted from worrying about sharing personal financial information when shopping on the internet to embracing online retailers’ recommendations for them.

How Marketers Can Get More Value from Their Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business

” That’s the essential design philosophy articulated by then-Netflix engineering director Xavier Amatriain five years ago, where personalizing and customizing choice is the coin of the realm. Recommendation engines not only generate useful data for analyzing customer desires; they can be harnessed to make tactical and strategic recommendations for marketers. Kant Santi Nu Ta Nnth/EyeEm/Getty Images. “Almost everything we do is a recommendation.”

NASA Rocket With Russian-Made Engine Explodes On Takeoff; Ironies Abound

MishTalk

Sanctions or not, NASA uses Russian-made engines to propel rockets. Yesterday, just seconds after takeoff, a NASA Antares rocket with a Russian-made engine exploded on takeoff. The Russian maker of the engine used in the unmanned US supply rocket that exploded after liftoff in Virginia denied on Wednesday that its product was at fault for the catastrophe. In essence, the AJ-26 engine is undergoing flight tests,” it said.

Shockingly Bad Fiscal Health of Chicago (and the Financial Engineering Chicago Uses to Hide that Fact)

MishTalk

The following guest post by Culpepper first appeared on Tumblr as How Chicago has used financial engineering to paper over its massive budget gap.

Wal-Mart Shares Plunge 10 Percent; Retail Price Wars On the Way? Capital Investment Financial Engineering

MishTalk

Capital Investment Financial Engineering In a press release Wal-Mart announced " Capital investments will be approximately $11.0 Wolf Richter took Wal-Mart to task for that statement in his appraisal The Chilling Thing Wal-Mart Said about Financial Engineering. It has been the most successful method of financial engineering. In this era, once financial engineering fails to prop up stock prices, all bets are off.

Smart Debt Engineering: Markets Giddy Over Greek Debt Proposal; ECB Nixes Plan Already; Party On Dudes

MishTalk

Smart Debt Engineering The markets are giddy today over a Plan to End Debt Standoff released yesterday by Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis.

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Volvo Goes All Electric – Well Not Quite: End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

MishTalk

The headline is not quite accurate, nor is the notion we are on the verge of the end of the internal combustion engine. SupplyChain24 says Volvo First Major Car Manufacturer to Go All Electric. This is a step in that direction, but let’s separate the hype from the reality. more…). Economics

Financial Engineering Chart of the Day: Fed Balance Sheet vs. S&P 500

MishTalk

Fed Balance Sheet vs. S&P 500 I was playing around with some ideas on the St Louis Fed "Fred" database and came up with this. Mike "Mish" Shedlock Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management.

Billability - An Engineering Perspective

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