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Why do we have to go to the client site every week? Can’t we just work from home and go maybe every other week? Meetings can be held on the phone, we can share our screen on Google Hangouts, etc.

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We’ll save time, carbon emissions, and travel expenses for the client, too.

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I’ve done strategy projects which are remote other than the read outs. Clients are more open to it than you might think.

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I think/can see more pure strategy projects are more flexible to remote weeks vs implementation work requiring more FaceTime

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Consulting is at least as much client services as it is technical. Being in person gives peace of mind and comfort to the client, also certain things are done more effectively in person, other times it is pure optics

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EY1, yes, and I question their life purpose every day

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Because a lot of our clients started working before the invention of the internet and they’ve not updated their thinking.

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I’ve been remote for 4 months and it is miserable. 4+ hours on the phone everyday with more “sorry you cut out can you say that again” than I thought I’d hear in a lifetime. Client I’m working with has to be reminded via pings how to join a zoom meeting weekly. Oh, and I have to cook for myself while being a prisoner in my own home, tied to my laptop 12 hours a day. Pls help

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That’s a lot of water and electricity 😂 jun run an infinite loop in python or java.

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I read this imagining D+ standing at bedroom door while SC whines about not wanting to get out of bed.

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Most F500 clients I’ve worked for have their own remote teams and it’s more of a bother for them to find a place for us all to sit than the benefit of looking at a bunch of shiny analyst faces all day. Nothing like flying across the country to have the client ask you to work remotely from the hotel because they can’t find desk space. I had one client put us in a Wework for the engagement (which was actually pretty awesome).

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Totally depends on the engagement and the client. I work in deals, and being onsite a few days a week, alongside our deals PMO and the buyer/seller teams sometimes is way more effective and also crucial for relationship building (especially if you’re on the buy side of a carve out and trying to get additional post-close work from the target). That said, there should be a balanced approach, staggering team members (some m-w, others tues-thurs) and then adjusting as the relationship builds and the project goes on. It’s not black and white, for sure. Start low with your asks (maybe go home weds night instead of Thursday). But don’t be afraid to bring up to your team.

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