“When I talk to managers, I get the feeling they are important. When I talk to leaders, I get the feeling I am important.” Alexander den Heijer, 2014
diversity and inclusion
The first half of 2020 has brought a very real and tangible meaning to some of the newest industry buzz words; “unprecedented”, “disruptive”, “challenging”.
With the right leadership, the new working norms created by the Covid-19 lockdown can help advance the “inclusion agenda”, oil industry chiefs said today.
More than 300 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever D&I webinar to further explore opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion in what remains a challenging landscape for the UK oil and gas industry.
Few would doubt that the global energy industry is facing huge challenges as it transitions to a low carbon future. But most would agree that, with the sector’s usual combination of innovation and commitment, these can be overcome.
A new task group set up to champion diversity and inclusion in the UK oil and gas industry will have achieved success when D&I is “no longer talked of as an initiative”, and is firmly ingrained in the sector, its chairman said.
The oil industry has some great female role models among its leaders – just here in Aberdeen, Deirdre Michie and Colette Cohen spring immediately to mind.
‘If a roomful of middle-aged, middle-class, middle managers can’t crack this diversity thing, then, quite frankly, who can?’
Aberdeen recently played host to another diversity and inclusion (D&I) event.
Working with oil and gas companies to tackle diversity and inclusion issues used to be like ‘having an affair’.
Are you talking about diversity and inclusion? What does diversity and inclusion mean and why do we need to talk about it?
North Sea firms must dig deeper into the talent pool to find “unicorns” within the workforce, a Shell plant boss warned yesterday.