Insights on Organization

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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.
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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How COVID-19 is redefining the next-normal operating model

– With everything disrupted, going back to the same old thing is a losing strategy. The strongest companies are reinventing themselves... by embracing pandemic-driven change.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Purpose, not platitudes: A personal challenge for top executives

– To harness the power of corporate purpose, CEOs and other senior executives must pressure-test that purpose with their teams,... employees—and themselves.
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Overcoming pandemic fatigue: How to reenergize organizations for the long run

– Leaders must actively manage the energy of their workforces, cultivate the quality of employee relationships, and demonstrate... a capacity for resilience to recharge their organizations during crises.

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.

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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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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.
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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.

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 data gambit: How large B2B companies can outmaneuver start-ups

– Incumbents often overlook the value of their most significant asset: their own data.
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The diversity imperative in retail

– Consumers are expecting more from brands than ever before, and the cost is high for retailers that don’t take action on... racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Emerging stronger, fitter, faster: The rise of the Asian corporation

– Leading CEOs in Asia explain how COVID-19 has accelerated five business trends in the region and why they’re confident that... unprecedented opportunities lie ahead.
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The disaster you could have stopped: Preparing for extraordinary risks

– Ignoring high-consequence, low-likelihood risks can be damaging to an organization, but preparing for everything is impossibly... costly. Here is how leaders can make the right investments.
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‘Keep it simple’: Aditya Puri on HDFC Bank’s path to market leadership

– The recently retired founder–CEO of India’s highest-valued financial institution reflects on how customer-focused... innovation and disciplined risk management led to strong performance.
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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mental health in the workplace: The coming revolution

– Employees are in need and are demanding better coverage. Here’s how leading companies get mental health coverage right.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Reenergizing an exhausted organization: A conversation with Admiral John Richardson

– The former chief of naval operations suggests strategies for leaders to avoid burnout and prevent pandemic fatigue.
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How the British Field Army headquarters shifted to agile ways of working

– Facing increasing operational responsibilities, HQ Field Army undertook a massive effort to embrace agile ways of working. Leaders... discuss the journey—and how the pandemic affected their efforts.
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Rethink capabilities to emerge stronger from COVID-19

– In a new survey, leaders say the pandemic has alerted them to the urgency of getting learning programs right. Yet companies are... falling short in delivering outcomes, and executives can do more to support capability-building efforts.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries

– Hybrid models of remote work are likely to persist in the wake of the pandemic, mostly for a highly educated, well-paid minority... of the workforce.
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