Insights on Organization


Delivering through diversity

– Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.



The five trademarks of agile organizations

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

How to create an agile organization

– Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the... paths can vary, survey findings suggest how to start.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.

Building a marketing organization that drives growth today

– Technologies and customer expectations have changed faster than marketing organizations. Here’s how to fix that.

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Insights on leadership and organization.



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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Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Why digital strategies fail

– Most digital strategies don’t reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means... to compete. Companies should watch out for five pitfalls.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation

– Executives increasingly see investing in retraining and “upskilling” existing workers as an urgent business priority... that companies, not governments, must lead on.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Organizing for the age of urgency

– To compete at the speed of digital, you need to unleash your strategy, your structure, and your people.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Decision making in your organization: Cutting through the clutter

– At the root of any good decision is categorizing what kind of decision needs to be made, by whom, and how quickly.

Why zero-based budgeting makes sense again

– Advanced digitization, enhanced behavioral understanding, and smarter organizational and governance models spark a renaissance... for a decades-old methodology.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Rudeness on the rise

– As more managers and employees behave badly at work, the cost of incivility is steep. To remedy the rudeness, companies should... start with the boss.

Managing M&A in chemicals: Meeting the new challenges

– The chemical industry is seeing a record level of M&A, higher multiples, and growing activist-investor activity. Chemical... companies must strengthen their M&A and integration capabilities to ensure they create value in this environment.

What you need to know about working for a Chinese company

– Foreign executives working for Chinese bosses at Chinese businesses sometimes encounter challenges they don’t anticipate.

Transforming the culture of managing working capital

– A thousand everyday decisions can dramatically increase the cash needed to run a large business. Taking advantage requires... a cultural shift.

How to identify the right ‘spans of control’ for your organization

– Understanding five managerial archetypes can help.

An analytics approach to debiasing asset-management decisions

– Asset managers can find a competitive edge in debiasing techniques—accelerated with advanced analytics.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Gut instincts

– Should corporate executives trust their intuition? Sometimes yes, but other times no, says Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahnemann.... Four tests can help you decide.
Issue - McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey Quarterly 2017 Number 4: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, examines AI-driven automation and how it will transform... the economy, discusses why lifelong learning should be a corporate priority, and lays out the health imperative for organizations.

Sustainability’s deepening imprint

– Companies are more active than ever in pursuing sustainability to align with values and engage stakeholders, a new survey shows.... To see financial returns, though, integrating sustainability into core functions is key.

More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value

– As design thinking nears its 50th birthday, many companies still struggle to realize value from design. Those that succeed often... follow ten best practices.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The four questions to ask when serving on a nonprofit board

– Directors need to probe, nudge, and prod to make sure the organization achieves its full potential.

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