Global Partner: January Schedule & Expectations

The FIELD 2 Global Immersion Schedule for January 5- 12, 2015 will be posted soon. Read more about our expectations for Global Partners during the Immersion below:

Space Requirements
Global Partners are asked to provide meeting and work space for a six person team for approximately 3-4 days in January, including wireless internet access.

Transportation Requirements
Student teams will have transportation provided by HBS, and will be required to utilize the HBS-coordinated transportation while in the immersion location. Students will remain in the immersion city and will not be able to travel for overnight trips to other locations during the immersion timeframe.

Meetings with Global Partner Employees
Students will be expected to meet with staff from various functional areas in the organization, such as finance or marketing, who will work with students to inform their project work both before and during the site visit in January. The functional areas will vary based on the scope of each project. Successful projects require that there be enough employees within the company in the immersion location for students to meet with various experts in addition to the main contact.

Customer Interaction
During customer interaction days, students will be required to spend time observing and interacting with local consumers (see above schedule). Transportation and basic language support will be provided by HBS. Ideally, companies will be able to offer the students guidance on locations where they may find target customers, but company representatives are not expected to meet the students at those locations unless they wish to do so. Focus groups may be used as a part of the customer interactions, but HBS is not able to provide funding. However if you wish to arrange focus groups with local customers for the student interactions, you are welcome to do so.

Final Presentation with Senior Executives
The final presentation will occur on January 12th in all locations. Senior Executives, the Project Sponsor, and other employees from the organization will attend the final presentation, and may be involved throughout the project as well. If translation is required for any attendees, this will be provided by the Global Partner organization.

Media Expectations
If you wish to publish an article, or any information about the FIELD Immersion, please note that all information must be reviewed by Harvard Business School in order to be approved for publication, per the agreement documents. Please contact geo@hbs.edu with any requests.

Cost
There is no cost or fee associated with participation as a Global Partner in the FIELD Global Immersion. Harvard Business School will be responsible for student travel, lodging, and meals during the immersion.

If you have additional questions, please contact geo@hbs.edu.
 

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