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Chapter 16. Unique Motivational Needs of... > What Characterizes Technical Experts...

What Characterizes Technical Experts?

The following list describes some of the research-documented behaviors of technical professionals from “A-Z.” Can you help the author find behaviors for H, J and X?

A Autonomy demanded

B Big-picture perspective lacking

C Calculated risk-taker

D Development of career is critical

E Evaluation and integrity of ideas paramount

F Freedom from constraints demanded

G Guidance in setting goals and expectations required

H ___________________________

I Interaction with others a low need

J ___________________________

K Knowledge is king

L Loyal to their technology and profession before the organization

M Manager’s support and political cushioning expected

O Organizationally disengaged

P Professional growth an extraordinarily high need

Q Question and challenge management

R Respect the technical

S Specialized to a high degree

T Technologic innovators

U Underestimate time frames

V Personal values must be respected

W Work environment demands are high

X ___________________________

Y Often young and double-degreed

Z Zealous about new technologies


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