Although Aker Solutions is an international company with 28,000 employees in more than 30 countries, the company discovered it needed a stronger level of management if the company wanted to reach its ambitious growth targets in an increasingly complex marketplace.
The Norway-based company that provides oilfield products, systems, and services for customers in the oil and gas industry worldwide, turned to MIT Sloan Executive Education Custom Programs for assistance.
"It was important that the school we partner with is responsive and adaptive to our business," says Bjarte Johannessen, Head of Organisation Development at Aker Solutions. "The reason we chose MIT is the Mens et Manus philosophy. It resonates well with us, because we are an organization of highly competent people who deliver products, systems, and services to very demanding customers. A very strong academic, scientific foundation combined with practical application is key to how we think about organizational learning in our company."