octobre 16th, 2016
"Many of my missions ended up with my client telling me that they forgot I was external. They have considered me part of the team. That’s what they’ve appreciated the most. I never leave my missions without farewell parties and am always surprised to see how they were attached to me.
What I have done to get this going? Well I guess a lot of it comes naturally, but hey, I will share these little secrets"
Dress like them
I usually dress as a consultant the first week: suit, blouse and heels. But as days go by I adopt the dress code of either my team or the management I am working for. Without getting into extremes (jeans and sneakers) I’m as relaxed or sophisticated as they are. Doing this allows me to be integrated more quickly and the “external” label will disappear. It’s one of the key success factors of the mission (the integration of course)...