Supplement | HBS Case Collection | April 2010 (Revised May 2010)

George Martin at The Boston Consulting Group (C)

by Leslie A. Perlow and Kerry Herman


George Martin, managing partner at The Boston Consulting Group, is worried as some of his best performers have recently pulled him aside to discuss the challenges they face managing the demands of their work lives with their desire for more predictable time with their families. BCG had instituted multiple initiatives to help its consulting staff better achieve work-life balance, yet some of Martin's top consultants still struggled. The case considers the challenges professional service firm employees face in terms of work-life issues.

Keywords: Work-Life Balance; Problems and Challenges; Employees;


Perlow, Leslie A., and Kerry Herman. "George Martin at The Boston Consulting Group (C)." Harvard Business School Supplement 410-118, April 2010. (Revised May 2010.)