Work Ethics Programme for Oman’s Largest Oil & Gas Supplier

Developing a strong ethical commitment in new starters and embedding the learning for commercial and sustainable business outcomes
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The Objective

Our client wanted to ensure a strong culture of commitment and ethics from their employees from Day 1 of employment. IDG was asked to provide a Work Ethics programme to be given to Omani trainees during their foundation training at various institutes across the Sultanate.

Developing a strong ethical commitment in new starters and embedding the learning for commercial and sustainable business outcomes

Our Solution

We designed a programme to be delivered to all trainees to encourage and develop better leadership, followership and teamwork behaviours.

The 22-week programme consisted of individual three-hour sessions to be delivered weekly to the trainees. Each week focused on a different key theme, with affirmatory assessment given at monthly intervals to ensure retention of learning. Trainees were also measured weekly against KPIs as given by the client to allow for accurate measurement of behaviours.

Furthermore we devised three reflection and goal setting sessions to be delivered at 3, 6 and 9 months after completion of the initial programme, thus ensuring sustainable behavioural change. The programme applies experiential learning methods, challenging the participants and embedding the learning for commercial and sustainable business outcomes.

The Results

The programme was hugely successful in achieving its aims, with a steady improvement against the KPIs being noted across the programme each week, resulting in a 22% uplift from Week 1 to Week 25.

Verbatim feedback from the participants was excellent, with several stating how “inspirational” the programme was and how “energised” they felt as a result.

The Client was also very happy with the programme and discussions on recommencing will follow the opening up of Omani society after the pandemic.

Feedback

“It is really pleasing to see that these trainees have absorbed and understand the importance of the key messages delivered within this programme. IDG has made a real difference.”

Ali Al Hinai, Contract Holder, Work Ethics Programme