McKinsey Quarterly 2017 Number 1
McKinsey Quarterly 2017 Number 1

Reinventing the core

Lays out why companies should seize new opportunities in light of digitization, discusses fresh research on consumer decision journeys, and examines firms making strides on board-level gender diversity.

Features

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The case for digital reinvention

– Digital technology, despite its seeming ubiquity, has only begun to penetrate industries. As it continues its advance, the implications for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic.
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ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.
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Three snapshots of digital transformation

– Financial services, food retailing, and pharma are reinventing themselves in different ways.
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Rewiring Citi for the digital age

– Citigroup’s Head of Operations and Technology describes the bank’s efforts to accelerate its digital transition, as well as the importance of having the right talent and agility to pull it off.
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The new battleground for marketing-led growth

– In the digital age, consumers are always shopping around. New research shows that hooking them early is the strongest path to growth.
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Being patient-centric in a digitizing world

– A Danish pharma company’s strong customer focus and determined digital drive have important lessons for other businesses.
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A smart home is where the bot is

– Within a decade, our living spaces will be enhanced by a host of new devices and technologies, performing a range of household functions and redefining what it means to feel at home.
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The dark side of transparency

– Executives need to get smarter about when to open up and when to withhold information so they can enjoy the benefits of organizational transparency while mitigating its unintended consequences.
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Nokia’s next chapter

– The Finnish giant has exited mobile phones and doubled down on its networking business. Chairman Risto Siilasmaa explains why—and how.
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Finding hidden leaders

– Organizations should learn to hunt, fish, and trawl for the best talent.

Research, trends, and emerging thinking

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Measuring B2B’s digital gap

– B2B companies fall short of their B2C counterparts in key areas of our Digital Quotient assessment.
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The hidden toll of workplace incivility

– Research shows that hurtful workplace behavior can depress performance, increase employee turnover, and even mar customer relationships.
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Digital music’s Asian beat

– The heady growth of new music-streaming services in the region may contain lessons for other industries.
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Rethinking the oil and gas organization

– Organizational choices made during a time of resource scarcity need reexamination when the cycle turns.
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Omnichannel, not omnishambles

– Providing an omnichannel customer experience requires companies to become more flexible and responsive.
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An ‘Uber’ for Chinese e-commerce

– Logistics companies are struggling to match delivery capacity to fluctuating demand. A new social-media platform could help.

Closing views

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How to accelerate gender diversity on boards

– Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely to inspire others to take firmer action.
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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

– The old one isn’t working. We need bolder leadership and more exacting execution.