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.
What a big day!! All dressed up, going the the IBM-office. We were greeted in the friendliest way by the person in charge, and we immediately felt at home.
After an hour our clients arrived. They presented their organisations and we could start the discussions in the subteams and after lunch we continued to the clients offices.
In the evening we all got together to hear about our different experiences during the day. It was all very interesting and as always I was again impressed by the way my brilliant colleagues are handling the challenges. As there is no doubt there will be challenges. The expectations are high and our time is limited. But we are all determined to deliver excellency.
This is only the second full day we have together, but we are acting as a happy bunch of friends! Laughing, teasing eachother and just having a good time. But there is sincere carering too. We all suffer with poor Masa who has not yet received his luggage due to a Copenhagen strike. We laugh out loud about Sarahs huge problem with getting the right size of towels and we have sorted out who is the “baby” and who is the oldest. I of course won the “oldest” competition but Dani who won the “youngest” competition is certainly not immature. I am impressed with her now, she could very well be our next CEO
After being on numerous calls and creating our own images of each and every member of the group it is really interesting to meet, talk, eat, laugh and discover Casablanca together.
Today was a full walk-around-Casablanca-day. Where can we buy groseries, where is the drugstore, where are some good restaurants? Our lovely contact person Boutaina has taken us all over the place, and it is quite a large city. So lots of walking find that we laugh and joke a lot in the group and the athosphere is very promising for the next four weeks.
Tomorrow is the BIG DAY! Dress up, be smart, meet the client and start the project. So an early night tonight I think!
Some pictures of all the charming #morocco6 people: