As a firm that always helps clients find ways to improve their operations, BCG is keenly focused on the quality of its own work environment. Year after year, we are recognized as one of the best places to work, and with the introduction of PTO (Predictability, Teaming, and Open Communication), we are striving to become even better.
PTO challenges the accepted consulting industry norms for work-life balance. It is a solution we arrived at through a partnership with Professor Leslie Perlow of Harvard Business School to analyze our work methods and conduct detailed observations of our case teams. The findings of this independent academic research are discussed in the book Sleeping With Your Smartphone by Professor Perlow.
The result is a ground-breaking approach to case team management that allows us to deliver superior client value while also creating greater employee sustainability. And because it is a part of our day-to-day process, we are able to work smarter, ensure the maximum client impact, and also create a more rewarding experience for our people.
PTO is a global initiative applicable to all consulting staff, and a majority of our office systems are now engaging in PTO.
Read about the ways that PTO provides a more rewarding—and—sustainable consulting career. more