For companies engaged in the provision of environmental drilling services, the importance of the members of the workforce cannot and should never be underestimated. They will be highly influential towards being able to craft a reputation in the marketplace. If their quality of work is inferior, the drilling company will most probably have a bad image in the industry, and hence, will have a negative impact on their business performance. On the other hand, if they are able to deliver high quality work to their clients, the company will be able to have a good name and an increase in the number of clients can be anticipated as a consequence. With such, in the rest of this post, I will provide you with different insights on how it is possible to create an empowered workforce, which is believed to lead into an empowered organization in return.
Encouraging Inputs and Insights from Employees
In an ideal organizational setting, if the employees feel that their opinions do not matter, they are most likely to have a low level of self-esteem and will think they are not being valued by the drilling company. With this, it is paramount for geotechnical drilling companies to always consult the opinions of the employees in different aspects. For instance, if there is going to be a major change in management, there should be a survey and the opinions of the workers must be heard prior to the execution of any major shifts. There should be different forums at which it will be possible for the management to hear the voices of the workers. It is not enough that they are heard. There should be also demonstration of willingness to change based on the insights of the workers.
Provide Challenges and Opportunities
Let us face it. A work in a drilling company is never lucrative in any way. It can be boring for others. With this, the management must be able to provide employees with challenges from time to time, such as being assigned in a more difficult job. However, the latter should come with comprehensive preparation, such as through an extensive training. There should also be opportunities for growth. A driller who has just started working will lack the willingness to demonstrate an excellent performance if there is no possibility of being promoted. If the time comes the drilling company would need senior drillers or supervisors, they should hire internally and this will surely make employees feel they are empowered.
Appreciating and Rewarding Efforts
It is also important for the management of the drilling company to show their appreciation to the efforts of the drillers and to reward them whenever it is appropriate. More often than not, simple words of encouragement and being thankful for their efforts to successfully complete a job will go a long way. This will make employees feel that they are contributory to the success of the environmental drilling services that they have completed. The workers need to feel that their superiors are able to see their value in the organization.
Environmental & Geotechnical Drilling Services Pty Ltd
38 Thorn St., Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120 Australia
(02) 9119 0576
ACN: 606 022 002