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Using Spiral Dynamics to Prepare Engineers for the Global Workforce Many authors have written on the sociological aspect of preparing engineers for the global workforce. In many ways, this preparation is a moving target – every year, the technology that engineering professionals use changes, and equally problematic is that understanding workforce dynamics in a global context also changes. In this paper, we suggest an approach that includes using the understanding of home cultures, buttressed by a more theoretical model, originally pioneered by Clare Graves in the 1950s, and augmented by his student, Don Beck, and current philosopher Ken Wilber. This approach is called Spiral Dynamics Integral, and is a direct examination of relational dynamics, as opposed to one that is not as focused through a broader cultural lens. The approach shows that many different types of organizations have unique properties, and upon educating students to detect these types of properties, individuals can then make their own independent model of how to integrate into a global institution.
Pezeshki, C. (2011, June), Using Spiral Dynamics to Prepare Engineers for the Global Workforce Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18753
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