MOTIVATION: A CHALLENGE FOR OIL AND GAS COMPANIES. AN OMANI CASE STUDY
Recently lots of oil and gas companies have lost many of their employees to their competitors. A shortage of labor skills has emerged in the oil and gas industry. As a consequence of this shortage retaining top performance employees is becoming a major concern for many oil and gas companies. Retention can not be achieved without motivation. This paper addresses the question of what motivates employees in the oil and gas industry? A premium Oman based Oil Company as a case study is investigated. Results show that main factors that motivate employees in this company are good performance appraisal, recognition, empowerment and good supervision style. This study concludes that although money is important in a competitive market environment; however non-monetary factors also play a major role in motivating oil and gas employees than monetary factors.
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