Fresh from the university, I joined Accenture as an Analyst before being promoted to Consultant. Since joining Accenture, I have been blessed with opportunities to be part of large-scale business transformation and system implementation projects, focusing on change management, shared services and business process improvements.
As a Consultant, I work closely with my clients to address their business needs and ensure that risks are mitigated for the successful adoption of the changes implemented by the projects.
I usually kick start my day with coffee. It is a MUST! While I enjoy the coffee, I review my To Do list and start firefighting. Later, I will provide updates to my manager and/or clients on the progress of the project, after which I go back to the drawing board with the team for brainstorming sessions. During this time, we:
- Identify issues faced by the clients
- Provide resolutions to address the issues
- Align and agree on next steps
In the afternoon, I attend meetings via conference calls. This is when the exciting part of the day has just begun. That is, analysing inputs from key stakeholders and designing the required approach and strategy.
The day ends with dinner with friends! Although, occasionally there will be late nights at work during the peak periods.
Living up to my origins from the food haven of Malaysia, Penang, I like to indulge in good food. I love travelling to new places to try out the local delicacies as well as meeting new people. Last but not least, what’s better than catching up with movies with lots of popcorn!
Be proactive, be open-minded and always have the readiness to do anything in a project. At the end of the day, you will realise that this is how you learn best.