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The Engineer Responsibilities During Strategy Development

Strategy, strategic planning, strategic thinking. For every engineer is important to understand these concepts and how they relate to the desired objectives of the organization. In dictionaries, a strategy is defined as a general plan to achieve one or more long-term or overall goals. Indeed, the strategy of the organization is the roadmap, established and communicated, to achieve the desired organizational goals. Developing a strategy requires commitment and can be best guided with well-known methodologies or frameworks. Strategic planning is important to an organization because it provides a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals. Strategic planning is a process that is useful for guiding priorities, allocation resources, and executing day-to-day decisions. Strategic plans include well-thought-out objectives and consistent metrics for evaluating results. Engineers that practice strategic thinking influence the long-term success of the organization or themselves. Strategic thinking requires research skills, analytical thinking, innovation mindset, problem-solving skills, typical skills found in an engineer. It also requires communication, leadership skills, and decision-making, which engineers need to develop and practice. During this presentation, we will touch in the above concepts emphasizing the importance of the engineer [the individual] participating and contributing to the strategy and strategic plans and utilizing strategic thinking.

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Dr. Cristina Thomas


Dr. Cristina Thomas has more than 25 years of technical and leadership experience in research and development organizations.  She joined 3M in 1992 as a Senior Research Engineer in the Life Sciences Sector laboratory after completing undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics in Venezuela and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1992 (specializing in Polymer Science and Engineering) from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Prior to 3M, she worked in the Venezuelan oil industry (MARAVEN)

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