Civil Engineering

What is Your Credit (giving) Rating?

Blog-RempelRalph Rempel,
Structural Engineer –

Some of us know our financial credit rating and others do not, but even if you do, your rating may or may not be important to you. You may have similar feelings about receiving professional credit for your work. The problem is, getting credit for your work is generally not something you bestow on yourself.

The real question for me is, “How am I, and how is Martin/Martin, doing at giving credit where it’s due?”

In our professional engineering line of work we have “The Engineer of Record”.  That title sounds pretty important doesn’t it?   Wow, once you know who the EOR is (or the project manager), you now must know who to give the credit to, right?  We all know that for 100% of our projects this is not accurate.  Engineering projects are actually done by a team of marketers, engineers, accountants, managers and support staff all working collaboratively. Truly the credit for our work is a shared team effort.

So back to my original question, “What is your credit rating?”  How well are you giving credit to others for the work they do in assisting you on your tasks and projects?