Accelerating Workforce Performance in a Rapidly Changing Market

RPS-Oil-RigIn an industry like oil and gas, conditions are constantly changing. Having the right learning model in place not only ensures that the industry’s workforce keeps pace with the latest technologies and updated regulations, but also promotes a safer and more productive environment.

Tracy Cox, director of performance consulting at Raytheon Professional Services (RPS), recently co-presented to senior-level executives within the oil and gas industry at the Uptech: Upstream Oil & Gas Summit. His presentation, with Tony Littler, Regional Director of Petrofac Training Services, entitled ‘Accelerating Workforce Performance in a Rapidly Changing Market,’ makes the case that implementing the right learning model will ensure the oil and gas workforce can perform more effectively. By proactively training for accelerated market changes including regulation, technology and environment oil and gas businesses will ultimately increase efficiency and reduce risk.

Here are the three key takeaways from the presentation to ensure your employees keep pace with market change:

1)      Ensure effectiveness by:

  • Adopting a delivery mode that matches the style of the learner and learning objective.
  • Improving the agility and speed with which you can match your learning content to the changing needs of the marketplace. Measuring results to track learning outside the classroom and implement real time modifications.

 2)      Increase efficiency with:

  • The right learning blend to remove redundancy and reduce cost, while embracing robust learning analysis.
  • The right amount of centralization to address oversight and the globally dispersed workforce.

 3)      Provide measurable results and validity to realize the best outcome by:

  • Performing assessments during and post-learning, including observed behavior.
  • Consistently measuring learning inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Validating impact on performance with regard to the individual and the organization.

With the adoption of a contemporary delivery model, you’ll train and develop more capable employees faster, reduce risk, ensure compliance and increase speed-to-market. What other means of driving efficiency through learning have you employed in your organization?