ENG M 655 - Personality Theory and Technical Management

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Faculty of Engineering

This course reviews current thinking on personality theory (using Carver and Scheier's model of seven theoretical perspectives on personality), and looks at the implications for managing that arise from each theoretical perspective. In particular, managing in technical settings with a diverse range of skill types and levels frequently calls for diversity in management approaches that reflect the inherent diversity in the people being managed. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator, widely used in business settings, is reviewed in greater detail. Management styles and the nature of management thinking and decision making are discussed.