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Featured capabilities

We have developed a powerful suite of tools and solutions to help our strategy and corporate-finance clients drive performance.

Board-effectiveness survey

An online survey to assess the overall effectiveness of a board of directors along three dimensions—the board's platform, activities, and performance—with comprehensive coverage of issues, as well as global benchmarks for key metrics.

Output is a tailored report revealing areas of strength and areas where there's room for improvement; certain areas are benchmarked against a global sample.

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Board academies

A 0.5 to 2-days workshop for a small group of BoD members and / or BoD Chairs facilitate by experienced McKinsey practitioners and distinguished external experts.

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Bower Forum for Chairpersons

2-days forum for 4-5 selected BoD Chairpersons across different industries to counsel and learn from fellow Chairpersons in a private setting.

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M&A Diagnostic Tool

Provides clients with a 360° view of their existing M&A program and capabilities, incorporating views from BUs, functions, and other areas involved in M&A, throughout the six criteria, including strategy, governance, M&A organization, sourcing and screening, tools and learning, and integration. The tool enables benchmarking against best practice and industry peers and provides actionable recommendations based on structured analysis. Results can be provided to clients within 10 days of completion of the survey.

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War gaming

Role play and modeling to simulate different competitive scenarios, essentially having clients "step into the shoes" of their competitors.

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Strategy walkthrough

An up-front three-to-four day expert-guided strategy diagnostic that uses our ten tests to pinpoint opportunities.

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Strategy academy

A format designed not only to increase the capabilities of the client's strategy team but also to learn by applying the tools and techniques to a real strategy problem the client is facing, either in a half-day or full-day format.

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Portfolio Explorer

An easy to use iPad app to help you make quick, well-informed decisions about your portfolio. It allows you to create, review and instantly visualise your strategy as a Portfolio of Initiatives.

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Portfolio Analyzer

A fully customizable, user-friendly iPad app which gives you a detailed visual representation of your portfolio. Quickly review high growing and high profit businesses, your current investment levels in them, and the performance of each sub-segment relative to the market.

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McKinsey's resource reallocation diagnostic

Assesses your reallocation history and the barriers you have experienced when attempting to shift budget priorities. This tool allows us to evaluate, outside-in, your current performance relative to other firms. Additionally, we work with you to do a deeper quantitative and qualitative assessment using surveys and structured interviews.

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Dot Matrix

Provides deep empirical insights to predict how and where future disruptions will occur at an industry level and within companies. Analyzing disruptions across 176 value chains, this tool pinpoints the characteristics that create successful digital companies. These insights give you the capacity to anticipate, defend and seize the new spaces disruption creates.

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Digital 360

Helps you pinpoint where the digital sources of value are within your industry. This tool calculates the amount of value under threat, and open for opportunity, across different areas of your business. Using Digital 360, organizations can identify the value at stake through innovations in marketing, sales and distribution, operations and IT.

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Digital Quotient

Tool calculates your organization's digital strengths and weaknesses. It measures the digital capability of the business units within your organization and provides a score on digital and financial performance which can be benchmarked against hundreds of organizations around the world.

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Regulatory and External Affairs Capabilities (REAC) diagnostic

A proprietary, Web-based benchmarking tool that assesses and monitors a company's capabilities for managing external affairs and engaging with stakeholders on regulatory issues. The survey takes only 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Responses are compared against a sample of roughly 1,400 global companies to identify gaps, prioritize improvement opportunities, and test organizational alignment on key regulatory and reputational issues.

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Stakeholder Analysis and Mapping Tools

Help rapidly structure a negotiation strategy and surface important trade-offs and deal breakers. They help clients organize relevant information about stakeholders into profiles, and act as a repository of news, meeting documents, and other files so that the information can be quickly and easily shared across the organization. The stakeholder-profiling tool can be fully integrated into a company's existing IT systems, for example, SharePoint, as needed.

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Value at Stake Decomposition

Provides forward-looking insights into external issues in an industry, helping clients identify priorities within their regulatory agenda based on their relative financial impact on industry profit pools.

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Global Economic Intelligence (GEI)

Reports that offer a monthly review of crisis and recovery indicators across geographies. Our toolkit for managing uncertainty offers a scenario-based approach to identifying uncertainties, prioritizing for impact, and preparing for alternative futures. We also offer "first look" white papers on critical topics and one-on-one discussions with our crisis experts.

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McKinsey's Global Growth Model

The world's most comprehensive macroeconomic database and scenario-modeling tool. The Global Growth Model provides both global and national outlooks for more than 100 countries by combining an unsurpassed database of macroeconomic historical data, a long-term global scenario-planning tool, and local insights provided by our firm's experts worldwide. This model helps clients embed long-term macroeconomic insights into their strategic plans.

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McKinsey Academy

We help professionals develop the skills they require to address today's business challenges. Our 8-week digital course on business strategy builds strategic thinking capabilities across the entire organization.

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