It soon becomes clear that Christine gets along well with most of her co-workers. Daily routines within her unit, however, are strained because her boss, Daniel, seems to be preoccupied with power plays within the mission. He provides little guidance to the team, fails to assign clear tasks, and doesn’t follow up on project goals. Christine sees her team’s work stalled because Daniel often tasks Bertrand with trivial chores that are unrelated to his actual work, such as booking flights for him. The unnecessary extra work resulting from Daniel’s behavior puts Christine in a difficult position as team leader. She is worried about Bertrand being exploited and the affect it has on their work. She wonders whether to live with the status quo or to possibly make matters worse in the short-term by reporting Daniel to the chief of staff.
Ultimately, she decides to talk about the situation with Daniel first, keeping in mind that she can still report him to the chief of staff if he doesn't change his working style.