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So... What's your utilization looking like?

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Revenue billed would be a better metric. Either way too focused on commercials

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Booz used to have billabilty (revenue generating hours) and utilization (which included certain hours for BD or internal investment projects)

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@D6: at end of year, sure. But also important to build up a buffer when you can.

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According to LDE webcast pwc average is 72 this year...but how is everyone here way over

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Serious question: how do you "become" a top performer in a company? I get why some are viewed as rock stars or go-getters, but not how they do it or drum up the top-level support for it. Whenever I press to kickstart initiatives or push in a certain direction, the leadership is never interested in the actions or ideas. Instead, we just get told to bill hours and keep our utilization high. It's demoralizing how there is no support or interest in people that try to develop new areas or initiatives

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EY's fiscal year ends in June and effective July 1st utilization resets. How fitting that there is a heavy emphasis on keeping utilization up in the coming weeks. 😂

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TIL: Just attended the kickoff session of a Flexibility and Predictability committee for a multi-project account. They mentioned that Booz and McKinsey exclude PTO from utilization calculation.

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