Technology, Culture, and Change – exploring technology and change in the oil and gas market
Please join the Technology Transfer Committee from Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section for a special luncheon previewing how technology can impact the organization and create disruption leading to the need for cultural and organizational change. April 30, 2014 at the Norris Conference Center
Along with the increase of system complexity, safety mandates and workforce changes are driving a new imperative - change or be outperformed. There are several questions we can ask when considering change and its’ far reaching outcomes. What is change? What is required to embrace change? How does change depend on the mind set? Does culture impact one’s ability to embrace change?
“Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.” (King Whitney Jr.)
Join this luncheon on April 30, 2014 to hear Patrick Johnson of Baker Hughes explore his experiences with cultural change from several different perspectives ranging from “Oil & Gas” to other vertical markets.