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Consulting firms, how does your company use utilization as a performance metric? And what are your targets (e.g, Junior practitioners vs senior)

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None below leadership levels. They don't even track it individually.

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We don’t.

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We do at Principal + level. Below that, it's a lagging indicator of performance.

Utilization->utilization/managed revenue-> sales/manager revenue->sales I suspect that’s going to cover like 90% of scenarios outside of additional stops in the flow

Associates - 95% adjusted utilization so hours client billable plus training, plus PTO, plus investment codes, etc all divided by total hours accounted for and I believe it drops 5% or more every level after associate. Basically as you rise in rank you spend more time devoted to benefitting the company through other venues as well as delivering at the client versus just working for the client

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Upvote if you're not a peasant with less than 100% utilization

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