Here we go! A warm welcome in the Munich office. Through short intensive training units I receive a download of industry knowledge as well as consulting tools. My first project follows swiftly: With an international team including a senior fibre expert from our US partner firm Altman Vilandrie & Co. we define and evaluate strategic positioning options for a fibre operator in the German market.
Family gathering. The Solon family gathers at lake Mondsee close to Salzburg to discuss the state of the union and to strengthen ties. I am meeting my colleagues from London and Budapest and we are all working together with the partner group to define the future strategy of Solon. Each and every one can contribute. After exciting activities like downhill, canyoning and hiking we have a great night out in Salzburg to round off these eventful days.
Fogadtatás! A few days later on Monday morning I am flying to Budapest. There I join forces with colleagues from our London and Budapest offices. Our team is advising a mobile operator from Eastern Europe on his future strategic positioning and we review the business plan. This is a perfect chance to learn more about the mobile market and to get deeper into analytics and market modelling.
Grüezi and Hallo! I travel to Switzerland to explore the world of media. We are developing a comprehensive digital strategy for a media house. In the company’s office we closely work together with client team members in a creative and inspiring atmosphere. In the course of this much diversified project I dive into media and turn into a trend scout for new developments. We define and quantify the concrete strategic initiatives that our client plans to implement.
Intermezzo. I suspend the work on my media project for two day to attend an internal Solon training. All business analysts and consultants gather in a castle to learn about “managing time and myself”. This is a good chance to reflect on the project work already done, to exchange experiences with peers and to discover improvement potential. One of the Solon partners joins for dinner and fireside talk.
Anticipation. Increasing excitement about the New Consultant Training, a training camp for all new hires of Solon and our partner consultancy Altman Vilandrie & Co in the US. This year it is scheduled for London and Cape Cod near Boston. In training and practice units we will learn about additional tools for our work and get to know to our American peers.