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Research focus

  1. 1. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ANDGENDER GAP IN THE OIL AND GASINDUSTRY Zakiya Alsadah Scholarly Inquiry Fall 2012
  2. 2. Focus• The role of organizational culture of the oil and gas industry in creating gender gap
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Reasons for skills gap• Retiring of baby boomers
  5. 5. Reasons for skills gap• Resigning of skilled workers for positions with better payment
  6. 6. Solution to mend skills gap• Oil and gas industry increases its pool of talent search by optimizing the female part.
  7. 7. Skills gap and Gender gap Why oil and gas industry now is suffering from gender gap?• Organizational culture
  8. 8. Organizational culture• What is the meaning of the organizational culture?
  9. 9. Organizational cultureWhy it is important to understand the culture of thecountry before understanding the organizationalculture?• Muscularity/ Femininity• Individualism/ Collectivism• Power distance
  10. 10. Organizational culture• Middle Eastern organizational culture and female issues.
  11. 11. Oil and gas industry and gender gap• Male-dominant sector around the world
  12. 12. Challenges in attracting and retaining females• Dual life• Challenging work hours
  13. 13. Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers• Remote locations• Accommodation for females
  14. 14. Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers• Team acceptance• Safety Polices
  15. 15. Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers Male v.s Female work nature• Win-lose culture
  16. 16. Challenges in attracting and retaining femaleengineers Male v.s Female work nature• Win-win culture
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Equity vs Equality• Having work-life harmony• Internal support
  19. 19. Equity vs Equality• Diversity policies that protect women
  20. 20. Conclusion• The topic has a relationship with my career goal

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