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‘Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours

– A record number of employees are quitting or thinking about doing so. Organizations that take the time to learn why—and act thoughtfully—will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent.
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The key role of dynamic talent allocation in shaping the future of work

– “Flow to work” operating models match scarce skills to high-priority work, improve people development, and increase... business responsiveness. While the approach isn’t new, the pandemic has demonstrated its value.
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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 - 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 - 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.

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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.
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Culture in the hybrid workplace

– Hybrid work is happening. Your culture will need to catch up—fast.
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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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Achieving win-win spin-offs

– By acknowledging and addressing four factors relating to execution and operations, ParentCo can separate from SpinCo in a way... that creates value for both.
Interview

Future-proofing the organization the ‘helix’ way

– The German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen is reinventing a key division. Its head of transformation explains how separating... the company’s people leadership from its product lines improves both.
Interview

Supporting unpaid caregivers in crisis: A talk with Alexandra Drane

– The CEO of Archangels reveals startling new insights on the health of American unpaid caregivers amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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This time it’s personal: Shaping the ‘new possible’ through employee experience

– In an era of workplace upheaval, companies that create tailored, authentic experiences strengthen employee purpose, ignite energy,... and elevate organization-wide performance.
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Women in the Workplace 2021

– A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, women in corporate America are even more burned out than they were last year—and... increasingly more so than men. Despite this, women leaders are stepping up to support employee well-being and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, but that work is not getting recognized. That’s according to the latest Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey, in partnership with LeanIn.Org.
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How many people are really needed in a transformation?

– Deciding how many employees to involve in an organization’s transformation shouldn’t be a guessing game. New research... can help.
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What matters most? Five priorities for CEOs in the next normal

– How leaders can adapt to a very different future.
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CHRO perspectives on leading agile change

– CHROs across industries and regions came together virtually to discuss the impact and the challenges of leading an agile transformation... journey.
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How banks can build their future workforce—today

– During the pandemic, some banks have learned to reskill, at scale. Here, they share their secrets.
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Organizing for sustainability success: Where, and how, leaders can start

– As sustainability becomes more of a strategic and operational imperative, executives must lead the way to set up a sustainability... organization that’s right for their companies.
Interview

Much anew about ‘nudging’

– Almost 15 years after introducing a critical choice-making framework, behavioral economists Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler reflect... on its continuing impact on business and society.
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