TALENT & TECHNOLOGY
Upgrading Soft Skills During Boom and Bust Business Cycles
Given the cyclical nature of the industry, how might individuals and companies prepare for a potential re-emergence of the boom cycle? This article emphasizes the importance of soft skills in navigating the effects of systems and structures on human patterns of behavior.
Talent & Technology: Development of Engineering Competency Models Continues
SPE has been developing discipline-specific technical competencies for the past several years to assist young professionals, and more recently graduate engineers, in quickly ramping up with necessary skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
Talent & Technology: Royal Dutch Shell’s Journey to Strategic Competence Management
Shell undertook a 5-year program to address some of the universal challenges of competence management along with several internal improvement opportunities. The result has been the global implementation of a strategic solution that fundamentally reshaped how competence is managed within the company.
The Role of Soft Skills in a Challenging Environment
When times are challenging, a strong sense of survival and tendency to hunker down can cause us to lose opportunities by not engaging stakeholders.