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Building workforce skills at scale to thrive during—and after—the COVID-19 crisis

– A new survey shows that skill building is becoming common practice, social and emotional skills are in demand, and there’s a recipe for successful skill transformations.
Article

Help your employees find purpose—or watch them leave

– Employees expect their jobs to bring a significant sense of purpose to their lives. Employers need to help meet this need, or... be prepared to lose talent to companies that will.
Article

What employees are saying about the future of remote work

– Employees want more certainty about postpandemic working arrangements—even if you don’t yet know what to tell them.
Interview

Fit for the postpandemic future: Unilever’s Leena Nair on reinventing how we work

– As chief human resources officer, responsible for 150,000 Unilever employees, Leena Nair prepares for the future of work by focusing... on both the care of people and the competitiveness of the business.
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Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company

– To better organize for a postpandemic future, leaders should embrace nine imperatives that collectively explain who... we are as an organization, how we operate, and how we grow.

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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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?
Podcast

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.
Podcast

Today’s skills, tomorrow’s jobs: How will your team fare in the future of work?

– Automation will leave few roles untouched—and not everyone will be reskilled or redeployed successfully. Here’s what leaders can do now to give their talent, and their organizations, the best opportunity to thrive in an uncertain future.
Podcast

Next-level sales talent: HR’s message to the CEO

– How the right data-driven approach can bolster sales-force performance—and help HR draw a direct line from talent to revenues in conversations with the CEO.
Podcast

The new science of talent: From roles to returns

– Getting the right people into the right roles is more vital than ever. Here’s how to deliver returns on talent faster—and help more women rise to the C-suite at the same time.

Featured Blog

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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The five fifty

Navigate organizational opportunities and challenges with the help of a quick briefing in five—or a fifty-minute deeper dive
 

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COVID-19’s impact on Asian American workers: Six key insights

– As Asian Americans strive for equity in the workplace, the COVID-19 crisis has created additional challenges. Six insights show... how the pandemic has affected this group.
Article

For mothers in the workplace, a year (and counting) like no other

– As Mother’s Day approaches, we look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a reckoning between career ambitions and family... aspirations for many women, and what companies can do to help them.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The great exhaustion

– One thing that burned-out employees have in common—leaders who have yet to get specific about the future of hybrid work.
Article

Organizing for speed in healthcare in a post-COVID-19 era

– Healthcare leaders have improved the way they communicate with employees, their organizations' culture and purpose, and their... ability to drive accountability.
Podcast

The boss factor

– How you get along with your manager can shape your health, happiness, and productivity.
Article

Intentional learning in practice: A 3x3x3 approach

– Learning can be honed through practice. Here’s an effective strategy to continually learn, grow, and achieve development... goals.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The Black experience at work in charts

– A research-driven look at Black Americans at work reveals profound inequities. Companies that redouble efforts to address this... will improve their culture for all employees.
Article

The five core IT shifts of scaled agile organizations

– In pursuing an agile transformation, CEOs and CIOs can find common ground in five IT shifts that can enable traditional players... to compete with digital disrupters.
Report

Seizing the moment: Talent challenges and opportunities in aerospace and defense

– Aerospace and defense companies face tough competition when recruiting talent. How can they reinvigorate the pipeline?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

One move companies can take to improve diversity

– Many companies are trying to increase their hiring of diverse employees. Opening hubs, factories, and other worksites where Black... people live is a powerful but overlooked lever.
Article

Out of the shadows: Sustainably improving workplace mental health

– The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting workplace mental health challenges, creating a new imperative for leaders to... take a holistic and methodical approach to workplace mental health.
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