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The need for speed in the post-COVID-19 era—and how to achieve it

– Survey findings confirm that organizational speed is an essential ingredient for outperformance in times of unprecedented change, and point to three ways companies can gain speed for the longer term.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The hidden perils of unresolved grief

– The pandemic is fueling a wave of grief and loss that threatens to derail leaders and hurt organizations. Yet when addressed,... grief can be a creative force that turns loss into inspiration.
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For smarter decisions, empower your employees

– Fully empowered employees make good decisions and resolve problems. We explore how various leadership and management styles can... best support them.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Igniting individual purpose in times of crisis

– Creating strong links to an individual purpose benefits individuals and companies alike—and could be vital in managing the postpandemic... uncertainties that lie ahead.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

– Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies... and society. Will they build on this unique moment, or return to the ways of the past?

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Return, Reimagine, Reinvent

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

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McKinsey Talks Talent

McKinsey & Company’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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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.
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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.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

The value of talent management

– The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top.

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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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The five fifty

A quick briefing in five—or a fifty-minute deeper dive into McKinsey’s best thinking on talent, organizational design, agility, culture, and leadership
 

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Your organization is grieving—here’s how you can help

– Responsive leaders need to bring the mourning process forward in their organizational culture—and in their own leadership... approach.
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From there to here: 50 years of thinking on the social responsibility of business

– Milton Friedman’s pathbreaking essay on corporate purpose was published on September 13, 1970. How much has management thinking... evolved?
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What now? Decisive actions to emerge stronger in the next normal

– Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for companies to act, not react.
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How US insurers can build a winning digital workforce for the future

– The pandemic has brought an influx of digital talent into the market. Insurers now have an opportunity to address their shortfalls... in critical roles.
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Transforming the US government’s approach to hiring digital talent

– Attracting digital talent to government jobs has been a challenge, with consequences felt throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Leaders... can rethink their approach to build resilience for future crises.
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How companies can make meaningful progress for LGBTQ+ employees

– Despite visible signs of progress, workplace challenges persist for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Here’s what companies can... do to help their LGBTQ+ employees bring their authentic selves to work.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Rallying around purpose: An interview with the managing director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group

– Digital technologies are important, but “good, old-fashioned trust” is indispensable, says Peter Harmer.
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Why healthy institutional investors outperform

– A strong mission and excellent talent management make for healthy institutions—and better investment performance.
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Closing the skills gap in retail with people analytics

– Retailers that embrace people analytics are poised to streamline their onboarding process, retain strong employees, and ultimately... maximize productivity.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Declaration of interdependence: B Lab Global’s Andrew Kassoy

– The CEO and cofounder of B Lab Global explains how business leaders can create the most value for shareholders, stakeholders,... and society by recognizing the interdependencies that bind them together.
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Organizing for speed in advanced industries

– Faced with the COVID-19 crisis, companies in advanced industries have become more nimble and accelerated decision making. How... can they retain this speed once the pandemic abates?
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