We rented a minibus and went to Chefchaouen. As have all the other #IBMCSC teams done before us. And even if the drive took more than 8 hours due to a blocked road it was so worth it. A sunny sunny blue day in this very blue town with the blue IBMers. Cannot think of a more blue day!
Today we were very productive. Had to be. Tomorrow we are presenting our first analysis of the organisation and we certainly hope that we are if not spot on, then at least very close. If not we will have lost valuable time.
Our group is working out very well together. Great discussions, all taking place with respect and humour. Could not ask for better teammembers.
The days are always interesting. There is always something to observe and be surprised by. Today we saw the window cleaner standing on the outside several floors up with no security at all. We are constantly spoiled by the coffee man bringing us coffey and cookies. We enjoyed a very nice lunch and were marbled by the hectic traffic.
And finally, when leaving the office the view of Casablanca in the early evening light was a beautiful sight.
Keep fingers crossed that our report will be well received tomorrow.
Second day at the client. We had some theories that felt quite good when we left the client’s office yesterday. This morning our director gave us a very impressive presentation of the overall Casablanca strategy until 2018. Our client needs to adjust to this strategy and we are the ones to provide him with the set up of an organisation that fits into this strategy. We might have to work a little more on our theories
So… this is not everyday work for any of us. And this we knew. So now we need to think think think, be clever, figure out what we can deliver and how to get that done.
All the teams are experiencing different issues but spirits are high and we all feel that we are privilidged to be a part of something like this.
Yesterday we had our first telephone meeting with our client. When I hung up from the call I was even more enthusiastic about our project. Our contact person was a very pleasant man and we focused on introducing ourselves and not many details on the project.
However, we are all so keen to understand what we are expected to deliver so the little information we got about the project was like candy to us. KPI… long term strategy.. HR….
We will meet Mr Chater on the very formal introduction meeting together with all the other organisations and volunteers on our first working day in Casablanca. Guess that will be one big day for all of us!
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