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April 19, 2014

It’s not uncommon to hear the rank and file employees of an organization complain at the start of a new initiative. “Here we go again. They found religion in another flavor of the month…been there, done that.” Some will complain openly. Others are more pragmatic. “Coop...

April 15, 2014

It's About The Work-Process, Not The People...


What is Time-on-Tools?


Time-on-Tools (ToT) is a productivity measure of crafts personnel on their tools performing assigned work. Contrary to some perspectives, work crews have little control of overall productivity. So To...

April 7, 2014

Want To Swim With The Big Fish?

How often have you started to implement a change strategy, only to find that all the leaders weren't truly aligned? This article explains how to get everyone truly on board with change. We've all seen the statistics on the rate of failu...

April 4, 2014

Nobody likes negative feedback. No matter how much you claim to want an honest critique, it stings. But this time of year -- when we're resolving to improve ourselves and perhaps undergoing performance reviews -- we're more likely than ever to encounter negative feedba...

April 2, 2014

It doesn't roll off of the tongue quite like "doctor" or "lawyer" does, but "petroleum engineer" could be a contender for the kind of similar, sensible career that parents often wish for their kids. Because the oil business is so lucrative and petroleum engineers have...

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