MBB - What % of your company is super competent, great at managing others, and good natured? Do you ever feel like the people you work with are incompetent or bad at their job?

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Very, very rarely. Once or twice have I encountered someone who isn't great at what they do here. And even then, my impression has only been that they aren't cut out for the lifestyle/pressure, not once have I worked with someone I believe to be incompetent in general.

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I would say the vast majority are working towards all of that. The expectation is not that everyone is perfect. It’s that they’re always improving. It’s very hard to explain the feedback culture to those that haven’t lived it. The norm is biweekly feedback with direct managers, and an expectation of demonstrable development on that same cycle. Done well, we talk about strengths, gaps, and ways to develop BOTH by jointly committing to actions that we can do RIGHT NOW. So people get better weekly, not annually. Yes, frequently new joiners aren’t good at a lot of things. Yes, frequently new PLs aren’t good at managing people. But not for long...

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The vast majority. As bcg1 said, those who don’t hit those standards either learn fast, or get the boot 👢

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Agree with PWC re: Thats impressive. It makes me wonder if I should pursue a new path or different company. I love my type of work (digital agency and marketing) but outside of that group, I find Accenture taxing to deal with because of the skill set and people management gaps. Bitter sweet to hear about talent and skill available at BCG/MK. Thank you all!

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“Done well” is also a significant qualifier. We end more focused on areas for development that strengths. Which can make the whole process pretty painful...

Mck 1 that’s impressive

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