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Interviews about responding to the crisis, plus recent webinars and podcasts with McKinsey experts in a range of disciplines.

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Podcast

Fostering employee productivity and morale through COVID-19

– There are several things leaders can do to help safeguard employees’ mental health in these challenging times.
Webinar

Four priorities for supporting black Americans during and after COVID-19

– COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on black Americans has underscored persistent structural and systemic issues. Solutions during the recovery should target four areas.
Interview

General James Mattis on leading in a crisis and thriving in the next normal

– The former US defense secretary shares lessons on how to emerge from the pandemic and prepare for what comes next, in a conversation with McKinsey global managing partner Kevin Sneader.

Interviews

Lessons from global leaders

Interview

Avoiding a ‘social recession’: A conversation with Vivek Murthy

– The former US surgeon general discusses the effects of the crisis on both individuals and the public-health system, issues a call to action, and warns against slipping backward.
Interview

Ezekiel Emanuel on the steps to reopen states safely

– Renowned doctor and author Ezekiel Emanuel discusses the government actions and social norms that will allow the country to reopen safely in the wake of COVID-19.
Interview

Adapting healthcare to COVID-19: An interview with the CEO of Boston Medical Center

– Kate Walsh shares how Boston Medical Center, New England’s largest safety-net hospital, has had to adapt to the pandemic—and why there’s no going back.

Webinars

Learning sessions with McKinsey experts

Webinar

The economics of COVID-19: A look at possible scenarios for the next normal

– Although executives express uncertainty about how long the economy will take to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, they can begin to prepare their organizations for the “next normal.”
Webinar

How to lead and manage remotely: Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic

– The sudden, large-scale shift to remote working has meant leading and managing in new ways. Leaders from McKinsey share insights related to people, organizational structure, processes, and technology.
Webinar

The path to the next normal

– On April 8, McKinsey global managing partner Kevin Sneader shared what it will take to navigate from the crisis of today to the post-virus period: the “next normal.”

Podcasts

Listen on the go

Podcast

Leading in a crisis: Five practices that help most

– The COVID-19 crisis poses challenges that few leaders have ever had to confront. This McKinsey podcast highlights five practices for leading in a crisis.
Podcast

COVID-19: Strategies for getting ahead of the pandemic crisis

– Even as organizations focus on the immediate business shocks, they need to plan for the postcrisis world. Here is how to respond to a disruption for which there are no playbooks.
Podcast

COVID-19: How business leaders should plan ahead for the next stage

– While governments battle the outbreak, businesses need to help economies come back online. Here is how to adapt your operations, plan ahead, and get people working again.
Podcast

Resilience-building moves for navigating the COVID-19 crisis

– How can companies weather the storm wrought by COVID-19? This McKinsey podcast covers the right moves for building resilience and emerging stronger.

Insights

Article

Demonstrating corporate purpose in the time of coronavirus

– Companies will define what they do in the crucible of COVID-19 response—or be defined by it. Here’s how to frame the challenge.
Article

From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate

– As businesses step into the post-coronavirus future, they need to find a balance between what worked before and what needs to happen to succeed in the next normal.
Article

Lessons from the generals: Decisive action amid the chaos of crisis

– Inspiration drawn from crisis-management professionals can help decision makers in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Article

Tuning in, turning outward: Cultivating compassionate leadership in a crisis

– Four qualities—awareness, vulnerability, empathy, and compassion—are critical for business leaders to care for people in crisis and set the stage for business recovery.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Diversity still matters

– Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the crisis—but are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination.
Article

How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis

– Six practices can help leaders build their self-awareness and guide their organizations through the challenges ahead.

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