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ERIC Number: ED416390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Human Systems Engineering: A Learning Model Designed To Converge Education, Business, and Industry.
Hanson, Karen L.
The Human Systems Engineering (HSE) Model was created to facilitate collaboration among education, business, and industry. It emphasized the role of leaders who converge with others to accomplish their goals while paying attention to the key elements that create successful partnerships. The partnership of XXsys Technologies, Inc., University of California San Diego (UCSD), California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) began as a collaboration aimed at applying advanced composites for the seismic retrofitting of bridge columns. The chairman of XXsys realized the need to collaborate with leaders from various agencies to validate and commercialize XXsys's carbon jacketing technology. Along with this multidimensional collaboration came individual goals for participating members as well as the common goal. XXsys was motivated to take the risk to achieve a great reward. Doing good for others and pushing the frontier of knowledge motivated the company beyond the money to be made. UCSD conducted the research needed. The keys to success of the collaboration were the chemistry of the people and the support each partner had for others; definition of individual goals; and a broad vision. A CALTRANS representative felt collaboration yielded better quality but took longer to get things done. The NIST representative believed successful collaboration required good chemistry and a "win-win" attitude. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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