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Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norms.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The agile manager

– Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?
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A CIO plan for becoming a leader in Intelligent Process Automation

– By demonstrating how to automate IT operations first, IT leaders can showcase the expertise needed to lead the business’s... overall IPA transformation.
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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

– Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
Interview

Bringing agile to IT infrastructure: ING Netherlands’ agile transformation

– IT executives seldom associate agile with infrastructure. In this interview, the head of ING Netherlands’ IT infrastructure... function explains how his team carried out an agile transformation.

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Featured Publications

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Winning in digital ecosystems

– The industry landscape is going through an upheaval as digital ecosystems take shape. This issue of Digital McKinsey Insights... looks at how companies will need to embrace new relationships and ways of collaborating.
Collection

Digital Reinvention: Unlocking the ‘how’

– A selection of our latest thinking on how companies can carry out successful digital reinventions
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Introducing the next-generation operating model

– A collection of articles that builds on Digital McKinsey's longstanding experience in digital and lean management transformation... at scale, with a focus on newer thinking and developments in digital services and operations.

Trending topics

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Accelerating product development: The tools you need now

– To speed innovation and fend off disruption, R&D organizations at incumbent companies can borrow the tools and techniques that digital natives use to get ahead.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics

– In the first of a two-part interview, the architect of last year’s World Series champions shares how analytics, organization,... and culture combine to create competitive advantage in a zero-sum industry.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Is the Solow Paradox back?

– Digitization isn’t stimulating productivity growth—yet.
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Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

– Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what’s holding your organization back.
Article

Long tail, big savings: Digital unlocks hidden value in procurement

– Until recently, many companies thought it was futile to try to extract savings from the low-volume purchases in “tail spend.”... New technologies are changing the equation.

Industry perspectives

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Six digital growth strategies for banks

– Banks that know where to look can find new sources of untapped value.
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Digital-experience design for the field workforce

– By focusing on valuable and meaningful workforce experiences, utilities can move from incremental improvements to transformative ones.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Resetting the cost base

– Technology is creating opportunities and threats for the supplies of traditional industries from utilities to pulp and paper to construction.

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MORE INSIGHTS

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Banks and the digital flywheel: An engine for ongoing value capture

– A few banks are generating significant bottom-line impact from their digital investments. These leaders share a relentless focus... on applying productivity gains as broadly as possible across the organization.
Article - Sloan Management Review

Why customer experience is key for loyalty programs

– Research shows that monetary rewards are not the only drivers of customer-loyalty programs. Experiential rewards provide greater... long-term benefits.
Report

Travel and logistics: Data drives the race for customers

– We analyzed data from 15 European countries to better understand emerging travel industry technology and customer needs in the... travel and logistics sectors. What can companies in this space do to respond to shifts and sharpen their digitization strategies?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

A view from the front lines of baseball’s data-analytics revolution

– In the second of a two-part interview, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow describes how analytics has changed baseball—from... Moneyball in 2003 to the last out of the 2017 World Series.
Article

Memo to the CFO: Get in front of digital finance—or get left back

– Companies are still in the early stages of applying digital technologies to finance processes in ways that will create more efficiencies,... insights, and value over the long term. Here is how the CFO can lead the way.
Article

High stakes: How investors can manage risk in the new infrastructure environment

– Technology is disrupting construction on multiple fronts. What are the consequences for infrastructure-investment managers?
Article

Precision forestry: A revolution in the woods

– Advanced technologies could improve forest management significantly. What areas are most promising, and how can forestry companies... start their digital transformation?
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Lights out

– Are your factories and warehouses operating in the dark? They might be soon.
Article

Payment disputes in banking: A pathway to deeper customer relationships

– Transforming the dispute-resolution process can provide banks with an opportunity to solidify bonds with their customers while... driving down costs.
Report

Mathematics of the luxury market in Russia

– To understand Russian luxury goods and services, look to growth potential and consumer behavior.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five fifty: Real-world AI

– Unsure where or how AI applies to your company? McKinsey Global Institute found over 400 real-life examples where AI can improve... longstanding business challenges.
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