Accelerating transformations

McKinsey Accelerate helps clients achieve and sustain transformational impact over time and, post COVID-19, prepare for the next normal.

In today’s environment, leaders across industries are facing unprecedented challenges from navigating the health and economic implications of the pandemic to changing consumer behavior, technology disruption, and most importantly, restarting the economy. To prepare for the next normal, they need to significantly accelerate the pace of transformation in their organizations by making a step change in performance improvement, restructuring businesses and industries, building new businesses, innovating at a faster pace, and reinventing their talent model.

Based on our research and work in the last two to three years, only 37 percent of organizations are successful at improving performance and sustaining impact through their change efforts. Furthermore, our research indicates that those that successfully transform at speed and scale and sustain impact over time have the following in common: they plan to outperform and capture full potential, commit to a step change in their organizational health, and focus relentlessly on capability building and assembling a winning leadership team.

How we help clients

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients—remotely as needed in this time of crisis—to achieve and sustain transformational impact over time. We ensure the right mechanisms are in place and work with client teams to make their organizations capable of driving and sustaining the change long after we are gone.

Ensure execution excellence

Our implementation experts help organizations accelerate execution to achieve long-term performance improvement and measurable, bottom-line results.

Build capabilities at scale to drive change

We assess capability gaps and work together to design and implement the right interventions to build needed skills, leveraging a wide range of in-person and digital capability building programs. Our McKinsey Academy programs span leadership, execution, and functional skills. We work with organizations to foster a culture of life-long learning.

Build winning leadership teams

We have world-class facilitators and coaches to help develop leaders and top teams—moving people from a place of fear to one of possibility by shifting underlying mindsets to drive performance. We coach them on how to lead during a crisis and successfully prepare for the next normal.

>840

implementation consultants

around the globe with extensive industry and functional expertise, who coach and drive day-to-day work to ensure execution excellence

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capability building experts

with deep expertise in digital and at-scale capability building, including an instructional design center of excellence with over 40 learning architects and instructional designers

>170

leadership facilitators and coaches

specialized in working with senior leaders to drive sustainable change, with deep expertise in transforming behavior and proven business leadership experience

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