BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.7
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
bp has achieves a 20 percent increase in productivity in Azerbaijan with new agile organizational structure, Gordon Birrell, Executive vice president, Production & Operations (P&O) at bp said, Trend reports with reference to the story published on the website of McKinsey and Company.
“With the pace of change in the world right now, the old hierarchical, top-down management of day-to-day operations was too slow. We needed to drive awareness and ownership of the business deep into the organization. That meant reinventing bp with a new organization and fundamental changes to how we work. We were confident a new agile organizational structure at the heart of our operating model would allow us to break down silos, move faster, and reallocate our people and resources. I believe we are the first energy company to organize for agility in this way. This model allows us to apply technical excellence through the disciplines while quickly deploying expertise for the highest-value opportunities,” he said.
Birrell pointed out that it has sped up decision making on complex issues and enabled rapid technical responses.
“Although it was a big step for bp, we had already deployed a successful frontrunner in Azerbaijan with impressive results: a more motivated workforce, faster decision times, and an expected 20 percent improvement in productivity. We learned a lot from that experience—and it proved to us that agility could work at scale,” he added.
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