Working at the car wash

Some stereotypes are hard to shake, none more so than that of the typical car wash operation of our youth.  Typically, it was in a poor section of town; a simple, see-through tunnel, built of cinder block and staffed by ever-changing crew of low-paid employees who depended on tips to survive. In the US Midwest, including ...
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Thoughts on Matrix Organizations

Thoughts on Matrix Organizations Engineering firms grapple with the “two-track” dilemma, i.e. technical vs. management; and,  they wrestle with the “resource pool” approach to resource allocation.  As a former project manager in an 80-person civil engineering firm, I was asked to assemble ad hoc teams of architects and engineers for each project from a pool ...
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