feeling insecure and unsafe in remote locations away from family and home for a long time that could take days or weeksAccommodation for female in a workplace lack of female
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ANDGENDER GAP IN THE OIL AND GASINDUSTRY Zakiya Alsadah Scholarly Inquiry Fall 2012
Focus• The role of organizational culture of the oil and gas industry in creating gender gap
Significance of the study• The economy of my country depends primarily on the oil and gas industry. This fact is going to make my research more valuable in the market.• The oil and gas industry now is suffering from skills gap that is related to gender gap
Reasons for skills gap• Retiring of baby boomers
Reasons for skills gap• Resigning of skilled workers for positions with better payment
Solution to mend skills gap• Oil and gas industry increases its pool of talent search by optimizing the female part.
Skills gap and Gender gap Why oil and gas industry now is suffering from gender gap?• Organizational culture
Organizational culture• What is the meaning of the organizational culture?
Organizational cultureWhy it is important to understand the culture of thecountry before understanding the organizationalculture?• Muscularity/ Femininity• Individualism/ Collectivism• Power distance
Organizational culture• Middle Eastern organizational culture and female issues.
Oil and gas industry and gender gap• Male-dominant sector around the world
Challenges in attracting and retaining females• Dual life• Challenging work hours
Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers• Remote locations• Accommodation for females
Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers• Team acceptance• Safety Polices
Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers Male v.s Female work nature• Win-lose culture
Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers Male v.s Female work nature• Win-win culture
Equity vs Equality Which one is the target of employers that wants to benefit from their investment in women?• Culture that value and appreciate gender differences.
Equity vs Equality• Having work-life harmony• Internal support
Equity vs Equality• Diversity policies that protect women
Conclusion• The topic has a relationship with my career goal