Insights on Organization

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

‘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.
Article

The key role of dynamic talent allocation in shaping the future of work

– “Flow to work” operating models match scarce skills to high-priority work, improve people development, and increase... business responsiveness. While the approach isn’t new, the pandemic has demonstrated its value.
Article

Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term

– Just when leaders need fresh thinking and decisiveness, they tend to fall back on tried-and-true ways. Five actions can transform... your relationship with uncertainty and help you thrive.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Return as a muscle: How lessons from COVID-19 can shape a robust operating model for hybrid and beyond

– New research shows how resilient organizations thrived through the pandemic. Here’s how to use those lessons to craft a... better approach to how work gets done across time (real and asynchronous) and space (digital and physical).
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

– Employers are ready to get back to significant in-person presence. Employees aren’t. The disconnect is deeper than most... employers believe, and a spike in attrition and disengagement may be imminent.

Featured Collection

Return, Reimagine, Reinvent

The COVID-19 crisis has compelled many leaders to rethink ways of working. This regularly updated collection of articles draws together McKinsey’s expertise on post-pandemic reentry to help organizations lead the recovery.

Featured Podcasts

McKinsey Talks Talent

McKinsey Organization's Bryan Hancock, Bill Schaninger, and other talent experts help you navigate a fast-changing landscape and prepare for the future of work by making talent a competitive advantage.

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LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace

– How to take action to support LGBTQ+ employees—not just during Pride Month, but year-round.
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Culture in the hybrid workplace

– Hybrid work is happening. Your culture will need to catch up—fast.
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Grabbing hold of the new future of work

– The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped existing workforce trends and catalyzed new ones. Here’s the latest on what’s next—and what to do about it.
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The elusive inclusive workplace

– In the wake of the pandemic, you’ve committed to fast action on diversity. The first step is a new, more inclusive lens on talent management—straight through the life cycle.
Podcast

The vanishing middle manager

– Flatter. Faster. Leaner. The COVID-19 crisis has once again trained a spotlight on the value of middle management. What happens after the pandemic ends?
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Grief, loss, burnout: Talking about complex feelings at work

– Leaders have always navigated emotional dynamics in the workplace—but not at the scale and intensity unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how to map this shifting terrain.

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McKinsey Organization Blog

Short and snackable insights on talent management, organizational design, agility, culture, change management, HR analytics and technology, leadership, and merger management from our experienced partners at the forefront of today’s trends.

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change

Beyond Performance 2.0 more than doubles your odds of successfully leading significant, sustainable change by applying equal levels of insight and rigor to the “hard” and “soft” elements that matter.

Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field

For professionals seeking to hone their organization’s learning and development efforts, Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field is the ideal resource.

Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

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.

Leadership at Scale: Better Leadership, Better Results

Leadership at Scale provides leaders with the systematic and fact-based leadership development approach they need to unlock organizational performance in today’s fast-paced business environment.

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What matters most? Five priorities for CEOs in the next normal

– How leaders can adapt to a very different future.
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CHRO perspectives on leading agile change

– CHROs across industries and regions came together virtually to discuss the impact and the challenges of leading an agile transformation... journey.
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How banks can build their future workforce—today

– During the pandemic, some banks have learned to reskill, at scale. Here, they share their secrets.
Article

Organizing for sustainability success: Where, and how, leaders can start

– As sustainability becomes more of a strategic and operational imperative, executives must lead the way to set up a sustainability... organization that’s right for their companies.
Interview

Much anew about ‘nudging’

– Almost 15 years after introducing a critical choice-making framework, behavioral economists Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler reflect... on its continuing impact on business and society.
Article

Government transformations in times of extraordinary change: Key considerations for public-sector leaders

– An equal focus on performance and organizational health can help large-scale government overhauls succeed.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Three keys to building a more skilled postpandemic workforce

– Many companies face large, and growing, skills deficits. A few companies approach skill building in a more integrated way—and... are quietly gaining an edge on rivals.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Shattering the status quo: A conversation with Haier’s Zhang Ruimin

– Having built Haier into a global powerhouse, its CEO now wants to overthrow 100 years of organizational orthodoxy.
Podcast

Centered leadership creates connection in turbulent times

– McKinsey’s Joanna Barsh discusses how you can become an effective and engaged leader.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Accountability = account × ability

– A brief essay on a misused word.
Podcast

Shaping the workforce of the future in retail and consumer goods

– Forward-thinking companies are creating thoughtful guidelines for hybrid work environments, training employees in adaptability... and resilience, and proactively reskilling their workforces.
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