Ready? Set! Communicate!!!

A dynamic business environment demands complete command over essential communication skills. Yes, it was that time of the year when CORA Communications & External Relations annually holds an in-house event called “Ready? Set! Communicate!!!” involving all departments across the MOL Pakistan Branch Office in effective communication via fun-filled activities and creative thinking! The activities consisted of exciting challenges designed to gauge the participant’s skills such as time management, team working abilities, communication skills, confidence and critical thinking, all mixed with a hint of slight humour.

“Ready? Set! Communicate!!!” comprised of four stages, the first stage was open for all employees at the Branch Office,  where everyone was given five minutes to answer twenty (20) multiple choice questions pertaining to the country’s current affairs, sports, general knowledge about the company, and the oil & gas sector.  The Top 30 participants scoring the highest, proceeded to the 2nd stage which comprised of a time constrained critical reasoning test.

The Top 10 participants, showing aptitude for answering complex questions, were shortlisted for the next stage called “The Blind Artist”. Here, the participants were asked to demonstrate artistic abilities by replicating an image, blindfolded; a fun challenge it was indeed. The final, top 6 candidates who had drawn closest to the image were invited to the 4th and final stage called “Royal Rumble”. Participants, in this stage, were tested on their proficiency to critically analyse and propose effective solutions for a given situational crisis. They were also provided with the option to nominate two supporters to assist them in the final stage of the competition.

Fun gifts and goodies were distributed to all participating candidates throughout the event. The winners of the final stage swiped the judges off their feet with their exceptional performance and competitive flair. The 1st position was secured by Shehryar Ali from Procurement, 2nd position was taken by Asad Ibrahim from Finance and 3rd position by Rai Hamood from Exploration.

We hope that this competition has enabled all to connect better with those around us and nurtured a work culture that encourages respect, trust, problem solving abilities and creative ideas. A special mention and commendation for the Interns at CORA Communications & External Relations who outperformed themselves in successfully planning and implementing this activity.

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