Future of Organizations & Work

A changing world demands new approaches to leadership, talent management, and organization.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Technology, jobs, and the future of work

– Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Harnessing automation for a future that works

– Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive... overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Rethinking work in the digital age

– Digitization and automation are upending core assumptions about jobs and employees. Here’s a framework for thinking about the... new world taking shape.

DIGITAL FUTURE OF WORK

Video - McKinsey Global Institute

The digital future of work: What will automation change?

– Rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are making inroads in the workplace, with machines carrying out physical... and cognitive activities. What will this mean for employment?
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

The digital future of work: What skills will be needed?

– Robots have long carried out routine physical activities, but increasingly machines can also take on more sophisticated tasks.... Experts provide advice on the skills people will need going forward.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

The digital future of work: Is the 9-to-5 job going the way of the dinosaur?

– Independent work is on the rise, thanks in part to new digital platforms that allow people to find work and offer their skills.... What will this do to traditional work routines?
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

The digital future of work: Policy implications of automation

– The adoption of new technology and new work practices poses particular challenges to both business and policy makers. What are... the key priorities they should look to address?

Organizing for the future

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Organizing for the future

– Platform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human-capital management back where it belongs—on humans.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Revisiting the matrix organization

– Matrices are often necessary, but they may create uncomfortable ambiguity for employees. Clarifying roles can boost both the engagement... of the workforce and a company’s organizational health.
Article

The next-generation operating model for the digital world

– Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers. Doing that requires reinventing the operating model.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Learning at the speed of business

– What digital means for the next generation of corporate academies.

Leadership

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

– We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Why effective leaders must manage up, down, and sideways

– Strong team leadership isn’t enough. New research shows the importance—for business impact and career success—of also mobilizing... your boss and colleagues.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic

– Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and... create a more productive environment for everyone.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Leadership in context

– Organizational health matters more than you might expect.

Talent

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management

– What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Managing talent in a digital age

– Online labor platforms make it easier to find—and harder to retain—talented people. They give companies a real opportunity... to transform the way they recruit, develop, and engage their employees.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Millennials: Burden, blessing, or both?

– Companies often complain about the unrealistic expectations of millennial workers, but heeding their call to action can improve... the work environment for everyone.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The organizational cost of insufficient sleep

– Sleep-awareness programs can produce better leaders.

ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY

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How the public sector can remain agile beyond times of crisis

– Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing... needs during challenges—and beyond.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Agility: It rhymes with stability

– Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Why agility pays

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