Sam Feller at engineeringblogs.org recently discussed manufacturing in the USA vs abroad. He cited trust as a critical issue and focused on trusting your supplier (Sam’s full article). His article got me thinking about the importance of trust in engineering—more specifically trust in your colleague’s technical capabilities.
Technical trust is extremely important–but often overlooked–component of high-tech manufacturing. Technical trust is believing that someone else has the technical capability to complete a project successfully.