How would you describe your field and main tasks?
I work in Health & Public Service (H&PS), which is Accenture’s department for all our public clients in Denmark. We work together with clients at national, regional and local level on various tasks. Some of our projects are very strategic and high-level, while others are more in-depth with focus on the entire implementation process.
I am currently working on a big IT-implementation project for a Danish ministry. Together with my team, I help our client ensure that the solution is developed in line with all important business needs, for example by facilitating workshops and meetings with various stakeholders. I also assist one of our managers with our projects for a Danish municipality. I conduct market research and business cases to provide the client with a strong basis for decision-making on whether various services should be outsourced or managed in-house.
The learning curve is thrillingly steep and I learn so much from all the client contact and from working closely together with my manager and my team.
What are the most exciting and challenging parts of your job?
I find the opportunity of working in completely different fields with new people and challenges within the same job extremely exciting and fulfilling. Of course, working this way requires you to be adaptable and able to familiarise quickly with a given issue. A great consultant knows how to extract knowledge from key players within the organisation and other sources. It is key to not only create a good result, but satisfy the client at the same time. In order to so, you need to understand both your field and your client.
How do you use your education in your position?
As a Political Science graduate, I surely apply my generalist skills to a great degree. I can familiarize with a complex issue and break it into smaller pieces quickly. My studies in China was highly characterized by teamwork and networking across educations and nationalities. Here, I primarily focused on how to make collaboration work across different fields of knowledge, opinions, and cultures. Today, I draw on this experience whenever I am collaborating with people from a different background or agenda. I know, that creating a common ground is essential in order to come up with a sustainable solution.
What are the three most important things for you in your job at Accenture?
First of all, my wonderful and inspiring colleagues in Accenture. Secondly, the many opportunities to grow professionally in terms of projects, educations, and training. And finally, the confidence in my ability to elevate my responsibility and assignments.
Why is Accenture an attractive company for you?
In Accenture, everyone works together and helps each other become better at what we do instead of competing against each other. Also, Accenture is willing to and capable of investing in you and your personal development. I consider this one of the highest and most important signs of personal recognition and appreciation.