Organization

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Adapting your board to the digital age

– Many directors are feeling outmatched by the ferocity of changing technology, emerging risks, and new competitors. Here are four ways to get boards in the game.

ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY

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Agility: It rhymes with stability

– Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.
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Why agility pays

– New research shows that the trick for companies is to combine speed with stability.
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Adhocracy for an agile age

– The agile organizational model gives primacy to action while improving the speed and quality of the decisions that matter most.
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Agility lessons from utilities

– The industry faces pressure on its core businesses and unexpected digital competition. Evaluating the external environment and... making bets more quickly will be decisive for incumbents.

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Breaking down the gender challenge

– To make meaningful progress on gender diversity, companies must move beyond the averages and focus on the biggest pain points.
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The art and science of well-being at work

– Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise,... and sleep on the body—and the brain.
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McKinsey Quarterly 2016 Number 2: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, examines the economic dynamics of digital disruption,... Pixar’s approach to continuous innovation, the future of performance management, and China’s e-commerce landscape.
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A package full of change: An interview with Ian Andrews of Commonwealth Bank of Australia

– The fast pace of change in financial services can whipsaw frontline employees. One bank has responded with a new approach that... makes change easier and faster for people to absorb.
Interview

Are you ready to live to 100?

– London Business School professor Lynda Gratton believes living longer requires individuals and corporations to change their approach... to careers, life transitions, and retirement.
Article

The sales secrets of high-growth companies

– The authors of Sales Growth reveal five actions that distinguish sales organizations at fast-growing companies.
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How new CEOs can boost their odds of success

– A data-driven look at the link between the strategic moves of new CEOs and the performance of their companies highlights the importance... of quick action and of adopting an outsider’s perspective.
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Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management

– What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?
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Learning at the speed of business

– What digital means for the next generation of corporate academies.
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McKinsey Quarterly 2016 Number 1: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, explores the implications of workplace automation, the... power of sleep and meditation, Ericsson’s recent HR transformation, and more.
Article

Negotiating a better joint venture

– As important as it is to secure the right terms for a shared enterprise, it is just as critical to form a sustainable relationship.

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