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Transformation is just another buzz-word

The "transformation" is just another buzz-word. Every big company uses the same. It was originally sold by SAP and business consulting companies (Andsersen & co.) as a way to get rid of the "paper" by exploiting digital/online business systems. Kudos to their marketing teams.

In SLB, we had very little paper already. The problem was different: as we grow by acquisition, we have many business systems and communication channels which are not talking to each other, in various segments/locations/.... This part of the "transformation" was supposed to be a rationalization. Not a revolution but a welcome evolution.

Alas, few years down the road this rationalization looks like it's coming from a Dilbert strip: we now have a new, more rigid set of business systems on top of the pre-existing ones, and much more people (in proportion) taking care of that machinery. No clear added value.

On top of this organizational transformation were many domain-oriented initiatives to "go digital". Including in domains (SIS) in which everything was already "digital". Here "transformation" = "digital" = "hype". Kudos to the marketing teams of Google, Microsoft and the like.

For the first time in its history, SLB is fully committed to satisfy its providers' desires, rather than its customers' needs. This, for sure, is a transformation.

Well said, .

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F*cking copycat!

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Indians are tards

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That too, love that.

But again, talking about race and given attribute is always a losing game.

I think achievements are elements to talk about.

I my self sometimes, a biased person, unfortunately

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Nothing better than a steak with baked tater

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This BS,

I love Indian food, then Persia food, then Arabs food.

I am white and white food s---s.

Just saying

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Transformation as well as all the other entertaining propaganda is only there due to people attempting to justify their existance in corporations. Job security or skill or qualifications are not what they make you believe they are. You are a contributor, value adding, or what not you are only tolerated as long as you serve the purpose of another person, in other words: support the parasite.

Stand up to it if you are a go getter. Don't worry, they call you a--hole either way. Do not work for them. They cannot exist without you, or at least only temporary until your efforts are eaten up in full.

PK and his line of self proclaimed managers are beneath you.

Cut lawns or clean pools. At least you keep your dignity and feed your family with pride.

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Ahh yes of course.

White man very smart. White man work hard. White man vote Trump. White man strong. White man don't want healthcare. White man good samaritan. White man patriotic. White man don't want taxes.

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Indians are the worst. The ones that work in a company like SLB are from the upper caste who never worked a day in their life. They have that entitled attitude and do not have ANY critical thinking skills. Their whole thought process is static and lacks any functionality or innovation.

Sadly not their fault as their rich snobby indian culture cant teach them normal thinking skills. So....why hire them? It takes 5 indians to do what one western engineer or scientist can do and they most likely will never reach the level of creativity that western brains have.

If you need innovation then looking in asian cultures is not going to be successful.

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Not only the transformation is a faluire, the center is also the most corrupted place to work. Favoritism is played openly, that if you are an indian, everything you do is great. A lot of connected people are gathered there, even their skills and background don't match. The so called principal scientists can't even understand questions asked at conference, what a joke. They are wasting money like bandits, every expect or manager need to hire a contractor to help them to do the work, flying to India in business class, hire contractors who don't know how to do the work. That center need to be closed.

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On point

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