It’s an average day at the office what do you need more–collaborative software, online sources of research, or your smartphone? Your answer may actually review a lot about your A) your profession and B) how you might streamline your productivity.
At Knovel, we’re constantly researching new ways to meet the specific needs of the engineering community. We recently recently worked with The Parthenon Group to survey over 600 engineers in the Aerospace & Defense and Engineering Design sectors, to see what type of tools they used on the job and how they accomplished major tasks.
Take a look at the chart below–what type of engineer are you? Are your productivity tools serving you well?
1. Process-Focused. Electronic workflow and collaboration tools are essential for your jobs (34 percent of engineers surveyed).
2. On-the-Go. On-the-go engineers rely can’t live without their tablets and smart phones. Their top productivity need is for engineering-focused mobile applications for tablets or smart-phones (48 percent of engineers surveyed).
3. Integration-Focused want better ways to analyze and integrate the data. Their top productivity needs are for integration between technical information sources and engineering software and for better ways to interact with and extract data and formulas from technical information (18 percent of engineers surveyed).