I would recommend this to anyone starting out in the workplace or for those who have put a number of years. For the newcomers, this can help translate some of the seemingly inexplicable idiosyncrasies of work life. For those who have spent some time working, it serves as a refresher that one is not crazy, but one can come out on top out of all the craziness.
Loaded with Valuable Insights
This is a quick, fun, and insightful read. It is full of advice that would be helpful to anyone, no matter what stage they are in their career. The book covers just about every subject you encounter in a work setting. It’s a very introspective read, loaded with wisdom. I imagine myself reading it again and again and taking something new and valuable out of it each time. I strongly recommend this book to any working and/or aspiring professional!
An Easy Read with Practical Advice!
Perceptions and Expectations provides great insights from a 'seasoned' engineer who has experienced the complex world of business, management and leadership. The book offers brief, easy to read chapters which are chock full of real life examples and useful tips. It also offers great insights on people dynamics and includes many great analogies. This book would make a great gift for college grads, students preparing to get into the working world or anyone joining a mid-large sized company. I'd highly recommend it!
About the Author
Meet Eric Hinrichs
Eric Hinrichs has more than 31 years in the medical device field in research and development on new products and processes, in operations on improving processes, and in quality leading process and product validations and performing data analysis. He developed and led the implementation of numerous process redesigns to improve product support execution. He authored an ASTM standard, worked on updates to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) medical standards, and helped developed new medical standards for the European Association of the Surgical Suture Industry (EASSI) in Europe. He also co-authored a medical standard for India that is currently under consideration for adoption.
It’s a great day for hiking in the woods. The sun is shining, the temperature is just right, and the calmness of the forest is relaxing. After a time, you come to a stream that’s swollen from rain the day before. You have to cross the stream, but you have no way of knowing how […]
In this series of articles, I’ll touch upon areas that I’ve found to be practical advice for project leaders. This article will focus on project planning. Hopefully, the points made will benefit you in supporting or running your next project. As project leader you need to develop a project plan for your team to track […]
by Eric Hinrichs, senior principal quality engineer (retired), Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies As a quality engineer, have you ever had the following conversation with a project leader?Project leader: “Hey, do you have a minute?”You: “Sure, what is it?”Project leader: “Well, we need your signature on this validation completion report. […]
It is always good to document hall conversations so there is no mistaking by either party what was said and/or agreed upon. This avoids a lot of unnecessary conflicts and hard feelings! Remember that timely communication is important and can help you avoid sensitive issues down the road.
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