BLOG – Akila’s personal development journey in London

Quest is an international transfer program which connects Arcadians from all over the world. Quest is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation. Every week we are highlighting one of the stories our employees who went on an exchange. In this blogpost we cover the Quest story of Akila N who traveled from Bangalore (India) to London (UK).

Why did I apply for a Quest

At GEC in Bengalore we design for London Underground and deliver it to our Lead office in UK. Therefore I applied for a Quest, specifically to visit the London office. I was looking forward to interact with our lead office design team and the client, to understand their workflow and client requirements. Learning more about these details can be very useful while designing in our office to save time, energy and meet client requirements.

“This Quest experience finally allowed me to get a good understanding of our clients’ requirements!”

Highlight of my quest experience

Together with the colleagues in London I was able to discuss the design challenges with the lead office directly. Because I met with the client I was able to I understand the client requirements better.

My Quest in one word


Learnings and experiences

There are some important takeaways and learnings from the Quest exchange that I personally will apply to my day to day work. In general one could say that:

  1. The Quest program paved way for better understanding of the work procedures implemented in our system.
  2. Better co-ordination between the two offices and teams involved.
  3. Better understanding of client requirements and deliverables through conversations.

The international transfer program Quest, which connects Arcadians from all over the world, is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation.

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