Insights on Organization

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Making work meaningful: A leader’s guide

– People who find meaning at work are happier, more productive, and more engaged. Four practical interventions can help make the search more likely to succeed.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The symbiotic relationship between organizational health and safety

– Management practices focusing on “hard” incentives, rewards, and consequences, as well as on employees’ mind-sets... and values, make workplaces safer.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Building the workforce of tomorrow, today

– Software giant SAP is helping its workforce keep pace with technological change and new strategic thrusts.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Straight talk about employee evaluation and performance management

– Managing employee performance successfully requires real support for managers and a process that is recognized as fair.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The link between meaning and organizational health

– Employees are more likely to find meaning at work when the organizations they work in are healthy.

Organizational Agility

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Agile Organizations

New ways of working are needed to survive and thrive in a fast-moving, technology-driven world.
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Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to build 21st-century organizations

– To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform... themselves, their teams, and the organization.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The agile manager

– Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?
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How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

– The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter,... including failing to create buy-in around an aspiration and forgetting to put culture first.
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The five trademarks of agile organizations

– Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.

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Leadership & 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

Harnessing agile

This collection explores the structural and cultural shifts required to go agile, as well as the surprising amount of conviction and personal changes required from senior leaders. It also features executives from a range of industries sharing stories of their journeys to becoming agile.

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.

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McKinsey on Organization

Read or download our guides examining how your organization can realize its full potential.
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Hidden figures: The quiet discipline of managing people using data

– To prevail in the renewed war for talent, banks will need to deploy new capabilities in data, analytics, and organizational science.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Why data culture matters

– Organizational culture can accelerate the application of analytics, amplify its power, and steer companies away from risky outcomes.... Here are seven principles that underpin a healthy data culture.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: When disaster strikes

– What to do when the worst happens to your company? Here are the near and far-term moves you’ll need to make.
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How leading CEOs manage their middle tenures

– Five principles are useful in guiding CEOs in their third, fourth, and fifth years on the job.
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New technology, new rules: Reimagining the modern finance workforce

– Innovations in technology and management practice are creating new opportunities for the finance function to add value to the... business. Here’s how finance teams will need to evolve to make the most of them.
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Unlocking success in digital transformations

– Digital transformations are even more difficult than traditional change efforts to pull off. But the results from the most effective... transformations point to five factors for success.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The business value of design

– How do the best design performers increase their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts?
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Commercial excellence: Your path to growth

– The journey to outperforming your peers begins with a clear-eyed view of what matters most.
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Women in the Workplace 2018

– Progress on gender diversity at work has stalled. To achieve equality, companies must turn good intentions into concrete action.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Accidentally agile: An interview with the Rijksmuseum’s Taco Dibbits

– The director of the national museum of Dutch art and history describes the central role of agility in the museum’s massive... renovation project—and in its drive for perpetual renewal.
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