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Our Chinese adventure

Having secured the opportunity to go to China as part of our MBA international study trip a few of us grasped the chance to extend our trip and travel a week earlier to explore Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. more
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After endless hours of writing assignments and studying for exams, I booked myself a much deserved trip home to Egypt. This trip has been different than the others. In January of this year, the Egyptians revolted against their government. Insistent… more
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Crunch Time

In three weeks I will have finished all of my assignments and exams with the exception of my dissertation which is due in September. In the midst of studying and finalising reports, I had what many students, particularly procrastinating perfectionists… more
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It’s a Brand’s World

A few days ago I was out with a friend who I hadn’t seen in quite some time. We agreed to meet on Oxford Street and then decide where to go for a coffee. A die hard Starbucks fan, my… more
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I Am an MBA

If ever there was an understatement it has to be ‘time flies’! I find it incredible how only a year ago I moved to London after having lived in Egypt for 15 years. It was a sudden move but one… more
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126 days to go….

These next 4 months are the most grueling in the short term, but incredibly rewarding in the long term. With the internship for 20 hours, the daunting job hunt in a recessionary market, a thesis dissertation and 4 modules, along… more
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Day 5: How long does it take to effect CHANGE?

Every day starts as a challenge, but by the end, the sun has been shinning brightly. However, today the sun did not shine too brightly.

Today’s theme was ‘Teamwork and Process’.

We started the day with an ‘Object’ activity, namely designing a product, its use and benefits as a team. This activity was followed by a Process and Quality Control presentation. Afterwards, we took the participants through a visual process of how requests move through the organisation and where the blockages could be and how quality control could support their efforts utilising their limited resources more efficiently. This exercise was most useful as it allowed the participants to see the steps involved, and the interactions between the different departments, as well as give all a better understanding of the over-all process. Following this activity, each department then discussed where they could streamline their own processes and came up with suggestions for better internal quality control systems as well as external ones.

The workshops are proving to be successful, however, it is a challenge to get senior management committed to the process and to ensure that they are present during the workshops. There is much resistance to change, time management and carrying out commitments.

So I guess for Team ROM, we too are going through a process and look forward to seeing what magic will be created from this……. more
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