More teams are operating virtually and the degree of virtual working could encompass a team that is spread across the globe. A number of issues become predominant for the manager in this setting. These include: managing the “them” and “us” syndrome amongst dispersed team members; motivating an individual that operates remotely from other members; creating a sense of team unity and identity; and understanding the range of national cultures that shape local individual decision making. By creating a collaborative environment, dispersed team members are encouraged to capture and share knowledge that aims at both the team and the organization’s institutional memory.
According to a recent survey by Millennial Branding and American Express, over 61% of managers consider soft skills to be more important than hard or technical skills.
Soft Skills can give you the edge to perform at your maximum abilities.
Many may recall what a profound impact the industry’s worst offshore Oil & Gas incident has had on our business. Survivor Steve Rae will discuss his thoughts and experiences from Piper Alpha to hopefully influence how safety can be improved by us all as individuals through accepting personal accountability and adopting a more proactive approach.
Anne Litwin presents “Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together” on 20 October at 0830 Central Time. In this webinar, Litwin reveals startling paradoxes that spur misunderstandings, conflict, and between women on the job, along with structural issues that can make it difficult for women to feel valued or supported. Learn powerful solutions and tools for ways male and female leaders can create work environments that truly value the contributions of both women and men.
“How to Write a Good Technical Paper” will be the topic of this live webinar on 18 October at 0900 Central Time, presented by Byron Haynes, Jr.
2013 SPE President Egbert Imomoh’s upcoming webinar, “Innovation: Soft Skills Requirements – You and Your Team,” will be held on 24 August at 0830 Central Time. This webinar will present several components of the drivers for innovation. The role of the individual and skills needed to bring into team work will be discussed, as well what soft skills are necessary to be a successful member of a team.
Petroleum engineers are challenged to address complex problems with numerous constraints in volatile markets. Since diverse groups of people produce better outcomes than similarly skilled but non-diverse groups, fully leveraging the value of diversity to fuel innovation is critical.
Attend a webinar presenting SPE’s 2016 Technical Report, “Guidance for Decision Quality for Multi-Company Upstream Projects.” This webinar will be presented by Pat Burdett, lead author and will feature 2017 SPE President Janeen Judah as a guest speaker.
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Shifting our own perspectives about other cultures is a result of an internal reflection and approach to work and life that proves to be pivotal in order to enable progressive career paths and business expansions in the oil industry worldwide.
Please join us on 14 June from 0830-1000 Central Time to hear more on this topic.
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