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How efficient and organized are managers at MBB and Tier 2s?

Wondering if this is just a company issues or if it’s pervading throughout even the top companies

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the (good) managers at my b4 were crazy organized and took a lot of learning from me to get even close to them

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Can confirm.. working for one right now that knows exactly what the team needs to accomplish day to day, and always has us out of the office by 630pm.

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I’d say pretty damn efficient for the large majority (>80%) @ BCG

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Few more tactical things to add
1) conduct a orientation session within the first few days for the team on the ground to get on the same page reg overall objectives, what success looks like, any client background/ previous projects delivered so new team members have that context while developing solutions/ interacting with same clients
2) Take some time every week to discuss the plan for the week + next 2 weeks. Very helpful for junior staff to get the vision. Also can be summarized to leadership/ client
3) #2 will also highlight any key client meetings, workshops etc that leadership might have to be in person for.. giving them time to plan their travel/availability
4) Have a visual way to track progress. Not talking useless 1000 line Gantt chart. Could be a simple grid with key final and interim deliverables and various stages to get there. Maintain it as possible to provide a dynamic snapshot of where the engagement stands at any given time. Share the link with internal leadership.
5) Conduct mid point check in with team members to ensure their goals are being met. If not, devise ways to create opportunities for them
6) Identify key deliverables that may be useful to your firm in whole and practice specifically. Make sure sanitized deliverables are available broadly on Knowledge portals.

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Yeah, I went from Booz to Deloitte, while not MBB, managers are leaps and bounds above Booz, training for Booz managers is next to non-existent

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100% agree with this.

Have had only great managers and leaders on my 4 years at Deloitte

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Very. Very very. See BCG1 above for an example.

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Seconding! Most managers tend to do the table stacks stuff to be organized and structure the work (e.g., along the lines of what BCG1 said, give or take a bit). On top of that is where individual working styles come into play (e.g., how hands on to be, how thoughtful they are about professional development).

Now, not everyone is as organized as that - but rarely are folks disorganized enough for the case to go down the drain 😅

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Ditto went to Deloitte Strategy from Booz. The managers are so much better here.

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If commercial is your goal, yes.

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