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Learn, network, repeat

– Hello dear readers, It has certainly been a while since my last update! I'm at the Atlanta airport on my way home to San Francisco, and I'm sitting here feeling both happy and sad. Happy because I just completed a week of McKinsey training, which was fantastic. But leaving all the people with whom I spent five days, morning to night, makes me feel a little down, too.

Learn network repeat

It was inspirational and invigorating to learn and problem solve with so many smart people who share the same passion for operations work. The workshop focused on operational transformation and what was really cool is that we had an actual client team with us for the entire week. We actually applied what we learned in the mornings to their real-life situation in the afternoons. Today, the training finished with all of us presenting our findings to the client Chief Operations Officer. What a great session!

Summing up, it's been a great week of learning and networking, and now I cannot wait to apply some of the frameworks and tools that I learned about to my day-to-day client work!

Have a great day,

About the Blogger

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Britta obtained her PhD in economics from Georg-August-University Göttingen after studying business administration and economics in Magdeburg and Sydney. She originally joined our Frankfurt office as an associate and has since transferred to San Francisco and then her current home office of Chicago. As a senior knowledge expert, Britta works with clients and client teams serving consumer and retail goods companies throughout the world while contributing to our overall knowledge in the procurement space. When not working, Britta loves to travel and recently accomplished her goal of visiting every continent on earth.