Unleash human potential
As a former captain of a submarine, I am aware that everything has a limit. The diving depth is limited by the pressure on the hull; safe approach distances are limited by the relative speed; the proximity to land is limited by the amount of water under the keel; the patrol box is limited by political risk appetite; and the choice of our next port of call is limited by allocated budgets. Indeed, everything is limited except the potential of the crew.
Using crew potential to its full extent in every moment and every situation was my main focus as a captain, especially in complex and uncertain situations. Unleashing this human potential is not a one-size-fits-all protocol. It is different for each team and each journey. It flourished under specific circumstances, often when it was most desirable. In those moments, one plus one became three in our teams.
Capitalising on crew potential comes down to orchestrating the right circumstances. People need to feel secure, free, connected and trusted to contribute to the overall mission. Oceans X’s Oceans ONE initiative does just that, empowering crew who have the ambition to reduce the ecological footprint of their vessel. The Oceans ONE platform provides a playing field in which crews can battle each other by accomplishing fun missions.