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Using Spiral Dynamics to Prepare Engineers for the Global Workforce

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

A Global Engineer: International and Domestic Engineer

Tagged Division

International

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

22.1639.1 - 22.1639.11

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/18753

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61

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Charles Pezeshki Washington State University

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Charles Pezeshki is a professor Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, and the Director of the Industrial Design Clinic

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Abstract

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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