PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Thinking in timelines
As I grow older, I often reflect on the paths and actions that guided me to where I am today. Since so much of my lifetime investment has been spent at work, it is natural that my reflections include workplaces that were essentially my daytime home over 40-plus years.


Management by Cynthia J. Young

Do inside hires make the best managers?
Becoming a new manager through an internal promotion in an organization can be comfortable for the person being promoted. They understand the organization and may even know their team.


Innovation by Nabil Nasr

A circular economy for consumer electronics
It’s hard to imagine life without electronics. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized this as people turned to digital devices to work, learn and socialize while following physical distancing measures.


IISE Body of Knowledge by Sunderesh S. Heragu

Utilizing BoK in the ISE curriculum
When we emerge from the pandemic, we know current business processes and models are going to change. We just don’t know how they will change and their magnitude.


Career Enhancement by Caitlin Kenney

FE and PE exam tips for success
Many ISEs seeking licensure often ask how they should study. Preparing for a comprehensive exam, whether it’s the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) can be a big task. However, there is no single study plan for success – it depends a great deal on an individual’s background, experience, comfort with the material and learning style. So how should you get started?


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