Meeting the team
At night, we have team dinner with the leaderships (Associate partners in charge) to discuss team norms, working process, MBTI, Personal Development, etc. I am used to the process as we do this at the beginning of every project!
=> Although my team did not have good chemistry (yet!), I am looking forward to working with them.
Later that night, I go to the market research team to get any public data on the cement industry then later file a request for the specific data I needed.
=> At initial stage, any public data will be useful, although in developing country, public data can be unclear and inaccurate.
Before going to bed, I draft the ideas for the questions with the China team. I then schedule with the China partner for phone interview & prepare the v1 data request form to send to the client. Next day I make the call with the china partner, taking the lead and the call is well over 30 mins. Later, the data from the client also arrive.
=> The data are so insightful and confirm my hypothesis: “The client should close down the rest of plant”.
I plug the data into the turnaround model: a complex model with many inputs to answer one key question: “The plant is bad, but under all sources of improvement levels, can it make a profit?”.
=> After the analysis, I come to the conclusion…. (To see more, please watch our video above!)