August is almost upon us and soon our summer will be drawing to a close. Companies are ramping up for the fall and many companies that are part of our amazing Oil and Gas family are also looking at preparing for what they expect will be a return to normalcy within then next few months to a year. Now is the time to look at optimizing your operations!
Whether you are a service company, a big (or small) upstream, midstream or downstream company, logistics, safety or supply company you know that the lessons learned from this last year are ones you need to incorporate into you daily operations. What are those lessons? That you cannot expect market values to pad your profit margins any more. That you cannot simply throw cash and personnel at your operations. That you need to be smarter and tougher. That hopefully you have been left with the staff that you feel are your value staff and you need to engage them and harness the "tribal" knowledge that they have to offer and know how to create a company they will NOT want to leave. The lessons are all of these and more which is to say that you no longer can afford to be caught with your "pants down" and you need to optimize your processes, your margins, your staff and your culture.
A Story Of Optimization
Company XYZ (the names have been changed to prevent them from getting big headed - lol!) is a small utilities player in a market where margins are notoriously thin. They wanted to bring an approach to bear that would help them stay competitive and also add something to the bottom line. A great group of people and close knit they were not sure what if anything could be done to help them with this. By providing training and coaching in Performance Leadership they were able to begin to develop their own unique continuous improvement culture. This allowed all the players from front line to management to take ownership of processes, opportunities (formally known as problems or challenges) and metrics to truly optimize day to day and all operations. They began to realize savings to the bottom line in the midst of the training sessions and now have developed opportunities lists that continue to uncover savings! Performance Leadership also helped them to create a culture that not only optimized current processes but allowed for input from staff with regard to the creation of new revenue streams!
It is still a very competitive market and they are still a small player but this company now has a better handle on things and a much more confident picture of how to handle the future regardless of what it brings.
A Certificate in Performance Leadership is a proven approach to optimizing company operations and employee engagement. Companies have moved from 52% efficiency to 93% efficiency in a very short span of time. They have moved from being 10% under profit to 15% more profitable! Companies have been able to optimize behavior based safety initiatives using this approach and saved by reducing lost man hours and insurance costs as a result. This is a proven method and it can be accessed in a number of ways; through a Certificate in Performance Leadership and support all the way through to a more standard coaching and mentoring model. Regardless of your size and timeframe we can create a solution for you that is both affordable and effective.
Performance Leadership - Think About It!