‘Lift off’ for young Perm Engine Company specialists

Perm/28.09.2012 In September, 20 young specialists from the Perm Engine Company who had recently joined it took part in the team-building training ‘Lift Off’. Holding this training during Indian Summer, in a forest near NPO Biomed, has become a tradition for various team building events for PMZ.

All training participants were broken up into several teams. During the day they had to complete 25 tasks — from a traditional ‘ropes course’ (a classic team building program consisting of a specially constructed obstacle course that the team must complete as quickly and smoothly as possible), to the less traditional ‘brain storming’ of a given problem.

The main conclusion that all training participants were meant to draw through completing the tasks set by the organizers was that any task can only be completed by working together. For example, the task called ‘Barrel’: team members stand in a defined circle, in the center of which is a barrel, and the team members have a rope which they must use to get the barrel out of the circle, but they are not allowed to roll it over and pull it along the ground. Clearly, this task cannot be completed by a single person, but only by the team, when everyone works together they can do it fairly easily.

Aleksandr Tyulkin, chairman of the youth council and member of the youth board of the Perm Engines trade union, who organized the Lift Off training:

‘The goal of Lift Off, as in any other team building exercise, is to demonstrate the effectiveness of teamwork. Team building helps our kids get to know one another, establish contact. The training allows them to break through the ‘social armor’ that practically everyone wears when they’re taking up a new role in a new team.

The result of the team building was a personal victory for each participant. The young specialists were able to adapt to their new team in a shorter period of time, got to know their colleagues, uncover their potential, and learn to work in a team.

Perm Engine Company (PMZ) mass produces aviation engines for civil and military applications, as well as industrial gas turbine units for power stations and gas transportation.

PMZ is a part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets.

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies, founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters) and engine-building (UEC).