Insights on People and Organizational Performance

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

‘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.
Podcast

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.
Article

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.
Article

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.
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.

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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.

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.

Podcast

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.

Featured Blog

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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Interview

bp: An agility pioneer in the energy industry

– bp took the bold step to organize for agility at scale in the Production & Operations organization with impressive results.... Six leaders share their learnings and reflections on the transformation.
Podcast

The economic impact of ageism

– New research quantifies the struggles that midcareer workers—those 45 and over—worldwide face and suggests possible interventions... to level the playing field.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Being transgender at work

– Although corporate America has stepped up its public support of LGBTQ+ rights, it still has a long road ahead to foster a truly... inclusive environment for transgender employees.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Central Europe’s great gender opportunity

– Growth has slowed in Central and Eastern Europe, where women account for 60 percent of all college graduates and only 45 percent... of the labor force. A new McKinsey report shows that closing the gap could reignite economies across the region.
Interview

Agile talent: How to revamp your people model to enable value through agility

– If your industry is changing quickly, your company has to change just as quickly—or faster—to stay ahead.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Reviving the art of apprenticeship to unlock continuous skill development

– Postpandemic skill gaps need filling, and formal learning alone won’t do the trick. Scaling the lost art of one-on-one learning... can make the difference.
Article

Australia and New Zealand: Building ‘agile’ capability

– Why this is the perfect time for organisations to embrace and execute agile.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How one approach to M&A is more likely to create value than all others

– Two decades of research show that, while large deals still have their place, programmatic M&A strategies continue to create... gains in excess total returns to shareholders, at lower levels of risk.
Article

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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