AL AIN MUNICIPALITY BUSINESS PROCESS RESTRUCTURING, ABU DHABI - Jody spent two months working in Al Ain, which is in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on the border with Oman. This project involved working as an Urban Planning Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Mouchel Management Consultancy who were undertaking a review of all functions within the municipal government including urban planning. The project focused on mapping current practises and then working with the client and local staff to identify oppportunities to increase efficiencies and work towards international best practise.
This project required Jody to work within the clients offices, giving her a unique insight into Middle Eastern working practises, the UAE planning system and how to develop good working relationships within a different cultural environment.
In addition to technical work, this project also required an exceptional level of organisation as Jody was brought in at short notice to complete work which had been unsuccessfully completed by a previous consultant. Managing client expectations, ensuring standards were met, and completing within the required timescale was challenging, but ultimately made for a very rewarding experience.