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Rosenberg’s CEO on a recipe for success: “Be nice to people and have fun”. ONS 2014 has given a chance for the beginners in the business world to expand their networks and learn from the best besides creating possibilities for presenting and doing business for current oil and business industry players. Kristin Færøvik, CEO of Rosenberg Worley Parsons, opened Thursday’s Young Professionals Arena with a speech. Having successful, impressive international career with several leading positions not only in Norway but also in Australia and the UK, Mrs. Færøvik was asked by ONS organizers to share her work experiences with the audience of young professionals. She pondered the matter, and was looking to answer the question: What is success? She did not come with a clear answer, but explained that in her opinion, “success” is far more about satisfaction and enjoying your work than “fancy titles”.

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Rosenberg’s CEO on a recipe for success: “Be nice to people and have fun”

Published on Friday, 29th August, 2014 at 11:17 under the news category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

ONS 2014 has given a chance for the beginners in the business world to expand their networks and learn from the best besides creating possibilities for presenting and doing business for current oil and business industry players.

Delegates at ONS' Young Professionals
The Young Professionals Arena gathered participants from all of the world.Delegates at ONS' Young Professionals
Photo: ©2014 Martyna Kwaśniewska/The Foreigner


Kristin Færøvik, CEO of Rosenberg Worley Parsons, opened Thursday’s Young Professionals Arena with a speech. Having successful, impressive international career with several leading positions not only in Norway but also in Australia and the UK, Mrs. Færøvik was asked by ONS organizers to share her work experiences with the audience of young professionals.

She pondered the matter, and was looking to answer the question: What is success? She did not come with a clear answer, but explained that in her opinion, “success” is far more about satisfaction and enjoying your work than “fancy titles”.

Smart decisions are crucial when starting a career and one of her first pieces of advice was to join an international company and practice language skills. Mrs. Færøvik remarked that a long-term perspective on a career is very significant, especially when working in Norway, since the retirement age is 67.

However, as she explained, it is about perspective and not specific plans: you cannot plan for very far because industry – like the oil and business sectors – changes very quickly, and you have to be ready for it and master an ability to act.

At the same time, Mrs. Færøvik advised people not to act alone, emphasizing this. Be a team player and believe in team work. The Rosenberg Worley Parsons CEO added that successful people help each other.

It is not good to focus on competing with co-workers, you should be fair with your team because we all work for the same goals – the company’s goals. A helpful attitude may not be very fashionable nowadays since everybody aims to fulfil their personal desires, but helpfulness is actually a desirable attitude in order to succeed.

Another piece of advice she gave the young professionals gathered was to step out of your comfort zone. This motivational quotation is very popular on the Internet and refers to different areas of life. It is also to be found on career consulting websites.

Mrs. Færøvik, gave examples how these words should be applied in reality when working in corporations. What she said was to take a risk on a personal level.

One example in the case of women can be a decision regarding going on maternity leave. She also emphasized the importance of maintaining a level balance between family and work: if you are not happy in your private life, you cannot be entirely happy at work either. Therefore, being a happy, nice person is a golden rule, according to her.

“Be nice to people”, Mrs. Færøvik repeated, “and don’t forget to be nice to yourself too.”

She made this remark when promoting the high importance of self-confidence, and confidence to be yourself. Self-awareness, she explained, is significant, warning against trying to change your personality. Instead, “continue to build your strength” but never pretend to be someone else because sooner or later it just will not work.

“Make sure that you have lots of fun all the way”, Mrs. Færøvik said, rounding off her speech by admitting how much she envied the audience due to the fact that most of them are just at the beginning of their career paths.

“You’re going to have so much fun,” she concluded.         




Published on Friday, 29th August, 2014 at 11:17 under the news category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

This post has the following tags: ons, oil, gas, stavanger, norway, energy.





  
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