AlMansoori started as a slickline company in 1977 in one geographical location (Abu Dhabi) and it has transformed into a large conglomerate covering upstream and downstream business in oil, gas, chemicals, manufacturing, training and manpower supporting services. AlMansoori has expanded from Abu Dhabi into 17 countries in 3 continents in the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. AlMansoori as such is a very diverse company both in terms of scope as well in its employees, coming from 57 different countries with all their specific cultural backgrounds.
AlMansoori is a unique company in many ways evident from the way how the company has expanded in terms of businesses growth and diversity, diversity of geographical locations, make-up of the work-force and adopting new practices.
AlMansoori is also known as a family company yet moreover as a trendsetting company with a very high level of engagement by their CEO as well as the Board of Directors with their workforce as well as their clients. It was therefore not a big surprise that AlMansoori CEO declared the main business theme for 2017 as Happiness!
Client feedback has shown that the AlMansoori workforce belongs to the happiest people in the oil and gas operations in the Middle East. Enhancing this was believed to give a true competitive advantage whereby improvement savings can be passed on to the clients (creating their happiness).
A large amount of study has been conducted related to happiness. AlMansoori has adopted the theory of Dr. Michael F. Steger on the Basics of Happiness.
“Hundreds of research studies from around the world have examined human happiness. The list of possible ways to measure and define in a scientific manner is huge. Several integrative models and theories have staked their claim to a definitive list of what people need to be happy. I’ve been reading this research since 2000 and have found that certain key elements come up in research study and theory after theory. Taking a big picture perspective reveals that happiness really boils down to finding fulfillment in four key areas: Emotions, Relationships, Self-Regard and Purpose. These four areas are the foundation of creating a happy life and a happy workplace.
The key message of the hourly`tune is that people cannot be forced to be happy but at the same time happiness is a choice that everyone can make.
Also for those colleague who may suffer in anyway and are not happy in their work, should be reaching out to colleagues and seeking for help. Doing this is strength and not weakness.
The Milestone Recognition Program (MRP) ensures that all safety achievements get celebrated with the AlMansoori clients. These events are held in all geographical locations where AlMansoori holds contracts.
AlMansoori participates in selected international award events. During 2017 AlMansoori got awarded the Oilfield Services Company Of The Year in the middle East Oil and Gas Awards. It is a compelling case for making the positive connection between happiness and performance.
The CHO is responsible for the contentment of individual employees and will initiate and spread a Happiness culture in the office. The level of Happiness will be analyzed frequently in the workplace by interacting with employees to gather their views on current working conditions. Working with other executives to develop and implement procedures that will enable and encourage a Happy working environment.