The other day I was speaking with one of our recruiters. She is a former chef who would often cook for private house parties. She told me she had to be diligently aware and highly attentive to her manner and behavior when entering a client’s house, while cooking in someone else’s kitchen and serving in someone else’s home. For example, “should I take my shoes off at the front door?” This conversation made me realize this was a great analogy for our on-site consulting assignments. So what are some good practical tips for positively and constructively stepping into our client’s environment at the start of a new engagement? Here are a few to get us started.
What tips do you have from your own experience?