Insights on Organization

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The nine traits of future-ready companies

– To organize for the future, embrace nine characteristics that explain who the organization is, how it operates, and how it grows.
Article

How agile can power frontline excellence

– An agile transformation can release the full potential of frontline staff, leading to more-satisfied, happier employees, lower... costs, and better overall performance.
Survey

Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development

– While the benefits of psychological safety are well established, a new survey suggests how leaders, by developing specific skills,... can create a safer and higher-performance work environment.
Article

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.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The skillful corporation

– With skill shortages looming, companies need multiple tactics to close the capability gap. Here are three keys to action.

Featured Collection

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.

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.

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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Capability building in 2030

– Four McKinsey leaders—Jon Garcia, Liz McNally, Daniel Pacthod, and Michael Park—describe the ways in which capability... building could evolve in the next decade.
Interview

‘Look for skills, not credentials’: Beth Cobert on tapping into US talent

– The former US chief performance officer, now a leader at the Markle Foundation, wants to revolutionize how companies and workers... approach capability building.
Podcast

The board’s role during crisis and beyond

– Three seasoned board directors discuss the role boards are playing in guiding their companies toward recovery from the COVID-19... crisis.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How wellbeing improves performance: An interview with Annastiina Hintsa

– The CEO of Hintsa Performance argues that wellbeing is the foundation of sustainable high performance—not a reward for it.
Report

Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

– Advancing racial equity in the workplace is a system-level challenge—ranging from the structural inequities of geography to underrepresentation... in industries and jobs that could create additional opportunity to the behaviors of the workplace itself.
Article

America 2021: Making change happen, against the odds

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: knowing how to effect change is just as important as knowing what to change.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How to turn everyday stress into ‘optimal stress’

– Managed well, stress can be an ally rather than an enemy. Here’s how to use it to your advantage.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously... estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
Article

America 2021: The opportunity to advance racial equity

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: the task of building a more perfect society needs your help.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Countering otherness: Fostering integration within teams

– Exploring our feelings of otherness can help us discover how we are the same.
Article

How consumer companies are adopting agility during the COVID-19 pandemic

– Under pressure during the pandemic, many consumer companies turned to agile. Here’s how they accelerated adoption of agile... practices across their organizations.
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