Insights on People and Organizational Performance


Losing from day one: Why even successful transformations fall short

– Our latest transformations research confirms that success remains elusive and reliant on a holistic approach. Yet some actions are especially predictive of realizing the financial benefits at stake.

If we’re all so busy, why isn’t anything getting done?

– With endless meetings, incessant emails, and casts of thousands, companies have mastered the art of unnecessary interactions.... Winning in the next normal requires much more focus on true collaboration.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Pop quiz: Can you turn attrition into attraction?

– We’ve assembled a hypothetical team that you lead. Can you retain them, or will you lose them to the Great Attrition? Forty... percent of workers are considering leaving their current jobs. Organizations that take the time to learn why—and act thoughtfully—will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent.

Married to the job no more: Craving flexibility, parents are quitting to get it

– Working parents are among the record number of employees leaving their jobs or thinking about doing so. To keep this crucial group,... organizations must address why they’re drawn to other options.

From the great attrition to the great adaptation

– To keep top talent in the fold, managers must actively change their leadership styles—focusing less on controls and more... on culture and connections.

Featured Collection

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.

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.


LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace

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

Culture in the hybrid workplace

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

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.

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McKinsey Organization Blog

Short and snackable insights on topics related to people, talent management, organizational performance, purpose, agility, culture, change management, people analytics, leadership, and merger management from our experienced leaders at the forefront of today’s trends.

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The five fifty

Navigate organizational opportunities and challenges with the help of a quick briefing in five—or a fifty-minute deeper dive

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Nurses and the Great Attrition

– A recent McKinsey survey found that more than 30 percent of nurses are thinking of leaving direct patient care. What can be done... to inspire them to stay?

Six practical actions for building the cloud talent you need

– Despite a shortage of cloud talent, top companies are finding ways to get past table stakes and build the capabilities needed.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on the transformative role of intangible assets in companies and economies with Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

– “William Blake talked about the dark Satanic mills, these inhuman pieces of tangible capital. Intangible capital is in some... ways about what makes us human. It’s about ideas, and it’s about relationships. It’s about expressiveness. Some people may ask whether we should we be making that the basis of the economy. But we would argue that this is actually making those things that matter to us as humans more central to our thriving.”

Redefining corporate functions to better support strategy and growth

– Striking the right balance between decentralized functions and centralized control starts with addressing the needs of business... units.

The state of burnout for women in the workplace

– Women are doing more to support employee well-being but face higher stress levels as a result. Here’s how leaders can help.

The digital-value guardian: CEOs and digital transformations

– The CEO is ultimately the only one who can shape and guide a successful digital transformation. Here’s the playbook.

Black consumers: Where to invest for equity (a preview)

– Effectively pursuing broad racial-equity goals can help consumer-facing companies better serve Black consumers.

4IR capability building: Opportunities and solutions for lasting impact

– Amid digital transformation, workforce capability building is vital at every level of the organization. A smart, four-tiered approach... can help leaders develop tailored learning journeys.

Battling burnout: A conversation with resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood

– A leading voice on psychological resilience believes that humans are built to tackle crises.

Organizing for change

– Knowing how to effect change is just as important as knowing what to change.
Executive Briefing

Building from purpose: Unlocking the power of Australia’s not-for-profit sector

– Australia’s not-for-profit sector is critical to meeting fundamental societal needs and fostering social cohesion. It is... also an important part of the economy.
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