NINA At Work - Number 2 / 2018
TOO OFTEN IT REMAINS SILENT ON THE WORK FLOOR
Geo van Tintelen, Works Manager of the Buitenring Parkstad Limburg Project on the importance of calling each other account. And why we don’t always do so.
Generally speaking, Geo van Tintelen is satisfied with safety at the project, but things could be tightened up a little bit more. As it turned out to be difficult to call people to account about this, he organised a NINA workshop aimed at reflecting on your own behaviour and enhancing leadership skills. "The longer you’ve worked together, the harder it gets to call each other to account."
"IN MOST ASIAN SOCIETIES SENIORS & ELDERS ARE PUT ON A PEDESTAL"
Deepankar Das, Training Manager Anglo Eastern Manila: "This cultural background makes it hard for people to give feedback to their superiors."
Deepankar Das and Anand Dalela (Deputy Training Manager), both work at the training facility of Anglo Eastern in Manila, where they coordinate and conduct training sessions for crews of most vessels of Boskalis’ offshore fleet. Encouraging people to approach others about working safely is one of the biggest challenges they face.