Operations managers, tool pushers, and field supervisors manage customer site operations as well as employees who work those locations. They need to have the experience of the job and the skills to manage employees; so at Axis, the idea of leaning in to organizational development for our leadership evolved naturally.
Axis has launched its Leadership Development training series focused on strengthening these skills of our managers and supervisors. Spearheaded by our Human Resources leadership and led by our Talent Acquisition and Development Manager, these training opportunities advance our supervisory roles and coach them on handling the day-to-day challenges of their jobs, from conflict resolution to performance management.
Snubbing Operations Manager Brad Smith recently attended one of the online training sessions. “We spent time going over open and honest communication between managers and employees, as well as expectations and improving employee performance,” he said.
The oil field services industry faces many exciting challenges. Some opportunities keep us up at night, while others spin our wheels for what we can do next. The “next” is where Axis builds its framework, and that framework is supported by our leadership and management teams, ensuring the integrity of our work which is created by the strength of our most important asset—our people.
“We hire Axis employees—those employees who lead by example according to our Axis Core Values,” says President Dirk Lee. “We nurture careers and support our managers and supervisors by giving them a foundation for employee development.”
Guided by our Core Values—Safety, Service, Integrity, Respect, and Pride—Axis leadership constantly reinvests in our business and particularly our people. Our objectives are aimed at retaining our valued employees—our “A” players—through these development trainings, with the goal in mind to build our “talent for tomorrow,” our next generation of leaders. Our framework may be similar, but it’s our people that set us apart from our competition.