Insights on Organization

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

– Employers are ready to get back to significant in-person presence. Employees aren’t. The disconnect is deeper than most... employers believe, and a spike in attrition and disengagement may be imminent.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Return as a muscle: How lessons from COVID-19 can shape a robust operating model for hybrid and beyond

– New research shows how resilient organizations thrived through the pandemic. Here’s how to use those lessons to craft a... better approach to how work gets done across time (real and asynchronous) and space (digital and physical).
Article

Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term

– Just when leaders need fresh thinking and decisiveness, they tend to fall back on tried-and-true ways. Five actions can transform... your relationship with uncertainty and help you thrive.
Article

‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again

– Chief human-resource officers in Europe say a shift to employee-centric policies is long overdue. The pandemic is a big factor... in their thinking, but process fatigue has been building for some time.
Article

What executives are saying about the future of hybrid work

– Organizations are clear that postpandemic working will be hybrid. After that, the details get hazy.
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.

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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.

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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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LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace

– How to take action to support LGBTQ+ employees—not just during Pride Month, but year-round.
Podcast

Culture in the hybrid workplace

– Hybrid work is happening. Your culture will need to catch up—fast.
Podcast

Grabbing hold of the new future of work

– The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped existing workforce trends and catalyzed new ones. Here’s the latest on what’s next—and what to do about it.
Podcast

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.

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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.

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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.

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Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Three keys to building a more skilled postpandemic workforce

– Many companies face large, and growing, skills deficits. A few companies approach skill building in a more integrated way—and... are quietly gaining an edge on rivals.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Shattering the status quo: A conversation with Haier’s Zhang Ruimin

– Having built Haier into a global powerhouse, its CEO now wants to overthrow 100 years of organizational orthodoxy.
Podcast

Centered leadership creates connection in turbulent times

– McKinsey’s Joanna Barsh discusses how you can become an effective and engaged leader.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Accountability = account × ability

– A brief essay on a misused word.
Podcast

Shaping the workforce of the future in retail and consumer goods

– Forward-thinking companies are creating thoughtful guidelines for hybrid work environments, training employees in adaptability... and resilience, and proactively reskilling their workforces.
Article

Using digital tech to support employees’ mental health and resilience

– Poor mental health takes a heavy toll on individuals and businesses. New digital solutions can help employers provide personalized... support and make well-being a strategic focus for their organization.
Podcast

LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace

– How to take action to support LGBTQ+ employees—not just during Pride Month, but year-round.
Article

Why an agile transformation office is your ticket to real and lasting impact

– This structure defines goals, ensures that agility’s principles stick, and keeps the focus on value. Three design decisions... are the key.
Podcast

How to future-proof your organization

– From project-based work to a lack of hierarchy, the way people work is changing fast. Organizations that plan for the postpandemic... world are better able to deliver value—even amid uncertainty.
Podcast

Culture in the hybrid workplace

– Hybrid work is happening. Your culture will need to catch up—fast.
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The search for purpose at work

– Purpose is personal, but companies play a critical role in how we express it.
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