FIG Peer Review Journal


Training the Generations for Business Success (2800)

Frank Culliver (Australia)
Mr. Frank Culliver
Director of Technical Leadership
Technical and Information Services Division
60 Denmark Street
Corresponding author Mr. Frank Culliver (email: frank.culliver[at], tel.: 61 3 9854 2084)

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Published on the web 2008-03-21
Received 2008-01-31 / Accepted 2008-03-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2008
ISBN 978-87-90907-67-9 ISSN 2307-4086


This paper is a discussion of some of the paradigms around the business success of the surveying profession. These paradigms may have blinded us from the need to guide our model for sustainability and relevance in the community. There have been several adjustments to the training regimes and workplace experiences for young surveyors, brought about by the influences of these business paradigms on our profession. Financial success has reinforced a move towards production line operations, and innovation is seen as adopting new technology and not an awakening to new services. In turn our profession is less attractive to the new entrants to the labour market and employee retention. By not embracing a workplace environment of continuous learning we may have lost touch with the needs of our staff and the community who hire us.
Keywords: Education; CPD; "Learning; Innovation; Community; Service."