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Equipping leaders for merger integration success

July 2018 – Leadership capability building is crucial during mergers. Tailoring a program for three cohorts of integration leaders can make a big difference.
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How to implement and sustain organizational change

– The fundamentals of change implementation are crucial for not only top-level executives but also frontline managers who are involved... in the day-to-day work.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The agile manager

– Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?
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A more effective model for managing change in Japan could accelerate economic growth

– A culturally attuned approach is required.
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.

ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY

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How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

– The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter,... including failing to create buy-in around an aspiration and forgetting to put culture first.
Interview

The journey to an agile organization at Zalando

– Europe’s leading online fashion platform embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering... Eric Bowman.
Report

The five trademarks of agile organizations

– Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.
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How to create an agile organization

– Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the... paths can vary, survey findings suggest how to start.

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Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.

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McKinsey on Organization

Read or download our guides examining how your organization can realize its full potential.
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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.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Funding follies

– You've got yourself a high-performing business. So why is it starving for resources?
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Elements of a successful government transformation

– Five essential disciplines can more than triple the success rate of public-sector change efforts.
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Public cloud in China: Big challenges, big upside

– A recent McKinsey survey provides new insight into the promising public-cloud market in China.
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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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Walk before you fly—capturing the digital opportunity in airlines

– A focused approach to digitization can help airlines create value faster than overambitious transformations do.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Lights out

– Are your factories and warehouses operating in the dark? They might be soon.
Issue - McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 2: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, asks what it takes to lead a people-first organization,... shows how senior executives can get more comfortable with complexity, and explores digital tools to link top talent with a company’s strategic opportunities.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Insecurity

– Trojan-infested botnets. Distributed denials of service. Credential stuffing attacks. How secure is your company in an age of... cybercrime?
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Shake it up

– Want to avoid the complacency that so often follows success? Take lessons from Pixar’s high-morale collection of subversives... and malcontents.
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