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Creating a 'Teal' Engineering Culture: Feasible or Fantasy

COURSE NO: K05-004
PDH CREDIT: 5
COURSE PROVIDER: Richard Grimes, MPA, CPT
Creating a 'Teal' Engineering Culture: Feasible or Fantasy
Note: New Jersey, New York, Ohio  and Pennsylvania Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit by your State Licensing Board. For complete information, please visit the websites of the NJNYOH and PA State Licensing Boards.
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course, you will learn that organizational theory discussion began with Henry Ford's assembly line over a century ago in 1913. Nearly seven decades later, its evolution led innovators and path-finders "In (a) Search of Excellence (1982)". Later, if we found our organizations lacking agility and generally restricted in the bureaucratic bindings of the past, we were exhorted to "Reengineer the Corporation" (1993) and break free of old constraints. Only eight years later, we learned why some companies just can't improve: "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't" explained it all to us.
 

In 2004, if we were struggling to stay relevant in our respective markets, we could improve our quality and speed with a martial arts approach using Six Sigma tactics and earning achievement belts of different colors. Or, if we were not specifically focused on only items the customer valued, we could become "LEANer" by following the Toyota automobile model.
 

Today, we are trying to flatten the organization by reducing layers of management and encouraging employees to become more self-directed and actively involved in the life of the organization. We are trying to move away from our traditional "Amber" and "Orange" organizations and toward "Teal" cultures.
 

This 5 PDH online course is intended for any strategically thinking professional engineer who wants to determine whether it is feasible and practical to charter a Teal culture path within their organization. Ideally, it is someone in a leadership position interested to gain a basic understanding of this organizational concept thoroughly enough to be able to implement it in their organization or at least participate in a thoughtful discussion if the opportunity arises.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Describe the evolution of organizations from the earliest recorded tribes to present-day multinationals
  • List and explain how three distinct factors of organizational evolution could only happen in a society which has weakened or done away with class structures
  • Identify and discuss several key events in the evolution of last century Western organizational thinking
  • List and discuss the traits of a Teal organization
  • Develop a strategy for implementing a Teal-like culture within their department
  • Identify and discuss the two essential elements necessary for a Teal experiment to have any chance of success in an engineering culture
  • Identify the key group within an organization whose support is critical for any chance of success with a Teal implementation
  • Describe the key role trust plays in developing a Teal culture
  • List three critical self-development factors that must be considered by any leader wanting to implement a Teal change in their work group
  • Describe and implement several methods of improving employee morale
  • Analyze any employee performance problems tracing back to their root cause
  • Identify key factors from the past that resulted in their employees being the most productive
  • List and discuss the five essential elements of motivation
  • List and discuss the three essential elements of productivity
  • Use a suggested guideline for implemented practices leading to a Teal community within a traditional engineering culture
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Creating a 'Teal' Engineering Culture: Feasible or Fantasy".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Creating a 'Teal' Engineering Culture: Feasible or Fantasy (2.64 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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