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The New Engineering Game

By : Tim Weilkiens
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The New Engineering Game

By: Tim Weilkiens

Overview of this book

Organizations today face an increasingly complex and dynamic environment, whatever their market. This change requires new systems that are built on the foundation of a new kind of engineering and thinking. The New Engineering Game closes the gap between high-level reflections about digitalization and daily engineering methods and tools. The book begins by describing the first three industrial revolutions and their consequences, and by predicting the fourth industrial revolution. Considering the fourth industrial revolution, it explains the need for a new kind of engineering. The later chapters of the book provide valuable principles, patterns, methods, and tools that engineering organizations can learn and use to succeed on the playfield of digitalization. By the end of the book, you’ll have all the information you need to understand the various concepts to take your first steps towards the world of digitalization.
Table of Contents (5 chapters)

New Work

New Work is a new movement that changes the working world. It mainly affects knowledge workers.

One aspect is the mindset change of the younger work generation. The ongoing transition from an industrial society to a knowledge society is changing people's values in many countries.

Money, career, and status symbols are no longer the most important driving factors for them. More important is a good work-life balance, having a meaningful life and doing meaningful work.

The internet is another enabler of this change. Nowadays, you can collaborate with people independently of their location.

This leads to questions such as:

  • Why should someone else – called the boss – tell me what to do if I can make a much better decision that would be much more effective?
  • If I can work anytime and anywhere, why do I have to be in the office from 9 to 5?
  • Why must I record my working times? The outcome is important, not the work effort.
  • If what I know is more important than...