What would be a reason for you to decide against a particular project?

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Anonymous A asked on Oct 07, 2019

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Daniel
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replied on Dec 18, 2019
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Answering this question, it’s important to name reasons which fit well into the MBB narrative and a job of consulting – and obviously avoid the reasons which do not. Good reasons to name would be:

  • Your tegridy – you are not comfortable with the work this client is doing (e.g. tobacco or weapons manufacturer), so you are not going to work for them
  • You feel that the positive impact of the project on the client is not as significant and is not worth your fees – the client would be better off doing it without you
  • You feel that the project is badly scoped – the resources available for the project would not bring the results promised to the client

All in all, answer thinking about your client’s interests first and your personal interests second (except in the case of tegridy, because this money can’t buy)

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Clara
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replied on Jul 06, 2020
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Anonymous B replied on Sep 15, 2021

It violated my morality, ethical code, or the law. 

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Lukas replied on Dec 13, 2021

1. When it is something that does not align with my values, for instance a project that goes on the cost of our climate.

2. When I feel like the project is going in a wrong direction and is a waste of time and other resources.

3. When I feel like someone else is a better fit.

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Anonymous F replied on May 14, 2022

When the client is doing business unethically 

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Anonymous E updated the answer on Apr 01, 2022

Staffing in a very remote place for a prolonged period of time with difficulties to travel

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Anonymous D replied on Feb 25, 2022

It is not required by the client; It is not feasible given the resources available or there are more efficient alternatives available  

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Anonymous C replied on Feb 02, 2022

If I did not have the necessary skills for completing the tasks and if it in my eyes would be impossible to acquire them in a timely manner. 

 

Furthermore, if it is against the law or the compliance regulation of my organisation or if it violates certain individual's rights.

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Ravindra Kabali replied on Jan 26, 2022

If the given data/information is not clear and concise and leads to no value addition / results

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j novitasari replied on Jan 22, 2022

too easy

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replied on Apr 17, 2020

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