INCLUSIVE ECONOMY

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American perceptions of economic opportunity

The McKinsey American Opportunity Survey spotlights what Americans feel about their current economic standing, their views on economic opportunity, and the barriers they see standing between themselves and a more inclusive and prosperous future.
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Unequal America: Ten insights on the state of economic opportunity

– The inaugural McKinsey American Opportunity Survey spotlights Americans’ views on economic opportunity, the obstacles they face, and the path ahead to create a more inclusive economy.
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Black-owned businesses face an unequal path to recovery

– As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates systemic inequities, entrepreneurs also face the fallout of America’s racial reckoning.

Job Progression Tool: Bringing job insights to the front line

The Job Progression Tool supports job seekers without a four-year college degree move to more resilient, in-demand, higher-wage occupations.
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Unlocking experience-based job progressions for millions of workers

– Millions of US workers without four-year college degrees are unemployed. Novel data analytics reveal opportunities for them to attain better jobs than they had before the pandemic if there’s action to build a more inclusive economy.

Public Health

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Explore the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in comparison to the impact of cases.
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Supporting unpaid caregivers in crisis: A talk with Alexandra Drane

– The CEO of Archangels reveals startling new insights on the health of American unpaid caregivers amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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Accelerating pandemic response efforts: An interview with CEPI’s Richard Hatchett

– Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations explains his five-year strategy that includes reducing vaccine timelines.
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Pfizer’s mix of science and grit alters the course of its COVID-19 response

– Angela Hwang, Pfizer’s head of biopharmaceuticals, talks about breaking new ground when the pressure is on—and how having a deep company heritage can help.
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How employers can improve their approach to mental health at work

– Employers benefit when they help employees to prioritize mental wellness, thereby reducing the stigma of mental-health issues, addressing disparities in their incidence and treatment, and providing support through formal structures and programs.

BUSINESS RESILIENCE

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Farmer buying preferences go digital during COVID-19

Explore this survey of US farmers to view the varied digital engagement across the six stages of the buying journey.
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‘Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours

– A record number of employees are quitting or thinking about doing so. Organizations that take the time to learn why—and act thoughtfully—will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent.
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What’s next for consumers, workers, and companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery

– Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the rebound is not uneven.
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Elevating digital customer experience in the next normal

– Designing great customer experiences is getting easier with the rise of predictive analytics—especially now that the pandemic has driven more of us online than ever before.
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Better bosses: Changing the way we lead postpandemic

– Good bosses matter—now more than ever. Here are a few ways to cultivate better leadership at scale and be better leaders ourselves.

McKinsey Live Webinars

Tuesday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. ET

Women in the Workplace 2021: The state of women hangs in the balance

Join partners Jess Huang and Ishanaa Rambachan for a discussion of the latest Women in the Workplace report, including women’s representation across the corporate pipeline and what leaders can do to accelerate meaningful action and build allyship.

Interactives

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Educating K–12 students amid COVID-19: The parental perspective

American parents paint a wide-ranging picture of how the pandemic has impacted their school-aged children, and offer clues on how to reset and recover.
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How employees feel about returning to on-site work

Explore what employees have to say about the return to on-site work and what policies may help increase productivity and employee wellbeing.
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An unequal recovery: Disparities in US unemployment

Explore the disproportional affect of US unemployment rates across demographic segments.

Response Tools

COVID-19 response tool hub

Resources to help government, business, and healthcare leaders navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Support

We are a proud partner of the Rework America Alliance, an innovative nationwide initiative led by the Markle Foundation to help workers emerge from this crisis stronger. The Alliance aims to help millions of workers, regardless of formal education, move into good jobs in the digital economy by accelerating the development of a more effective system of worker training aligned specifically to jobs that employers will need to fill.

COMMUNITIES IN FOCUS

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Building inclusion at scale, one nudge at a time

– The leaders of a new McKinsey program using behavioral science to drive organization-wide change share what they’ve learned and what’s next.
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Will new digital habits stick in our post-pandemic world? Meet a researcher who’s finding out.

– As the world begins to open, consumers are reducing their time online. Neira Hajro is helping businesses understand how to retain these customers.
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For World Immunization Week, reflections on the fight against infectious disease

– Our decades-long history in vaccine work, how we’re helping today, and what our vaccines leaders see going forward

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