Nick  Pattison

    Muscat Daily Columnist

    Nick Pattison has been in Oman for 16 years. Retired from Shell, he is a former management consultant and is on the board of several companies. He specialises in board governance, organisation structure and strategy development.

Omanisation Part 3
    December 22, 2014

As we said before, there are three elements which need to be addressed in depth in order to achieve the next levels of Omanisation: Labour substitution by capital to raise the wage headroom, improving skills/human resource development (HRD), and legislation and regulation.

Omanisation part 2
    December 8, 2014

In the past the focus has been on the percentages of Omanis employed on an industry specific basis.

Omanisation and infrastructure
    November 24, 2014

According to a recently released population study by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), Omanis constitute 56.1 per cent of the population ( 2,281,771), while expatriates comprise 43.9 per cent of the total population (1,782,889).

Absolute necessity of training staff
    November 10, 2014

Clearly in a capital-as opposed to labour-heavy world, people require higher skill levels.

Capital Versus Labour
    October 27, 2014

In my previous article I mentioned that more businesses will need to be able to compete with international companies since there will be more 100 per cent foreign-owned businesses in Oman in future.