Our team started reading the pile of papers at 5.30pm and started discussions during dinner at 7pm. We then discussed the structure and how we want to split up the team. By 10pm, we split up to do the work. At midnight, we gathered to discuss what had been done so far and we decided to send out a memo to the groups the criteria - we had a board covered with the different items we were going to look at! At ~4.45am, I walked home and slept at about 5am. I woke up at 6.30am, well, not really waking up since I didn't really go into deep sleep. Anyway the team met up, some of them stayed in school to sleep in the nap room. We took the floor at 8am...
The discussions throughout the day was fun, but also frustrating as it was hard to keep the entire team on one strategy as there was a lot of improvisation on the spot. All in all, we learned that building trust in negotiations is definitely key! We ended the day with a happy hour which I hear lasted past 1am in the foyer! I left stumbling home at about 9.30pm.
Cheers to Team Fortynine!
|morning cheer after minimum sleep|
|bright and early 8am in the boardroom|