People & Organizational Performance

Equipping people and organizations to unleash sustained performance

Amid today’s workplace and talent revolution, organizations need the ability to transform again and again.

Success relies on your most critical resource—your people—with the backing of the right structures, systems, and skills.

McKinsey’s People & Organizational Performance Practice helps you create an organization and make the best of your people so you can realize your strategy today and sustain performance in the future.

how we help clients

Culture & Change

Drive lasting improvement in performance and organizational health

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Build and empower a diverse workforce

Enterprise Agility

Adopt more agile ways of working across the entire organization

Leadership

Maximizing the effectiveness of leaders in an environment of increasing uncertainty and complexity.

M&A

Maximize success of seamless, value-creating transactions

Organization Design

Integrate structure, process, and people for holistic impact

Talent

Establish a talent-first organization

Featured capabilities

Organizational Health Index

Put hard numbers and improvement actions on your organization’s health

McKinsey Academy

McKinsey Academy helps organizations equip their people with the needed skills to achieve and sustain transformational impact.

Connected Leaders Academy

Advance racial equity by investing in future leaders

Aberkyn

Build winning leadership teams

Our Approach

Today, getting the right people to work in the right ways is harder than ever. Often, making change happen is treated as discrete challenges rather than addressing the ecosystem of your organization. From your employee value proposition to your operating model, every part of your organization needs to be set up to enable talent and drive momentum.

The People & Organizational Performance Practice approaches change holistically:

  • We learn your unique context to help translate strategy into action, from enterprise-wide change to rapidly reskilling your workforce.
  • We approach both the head and the heart of change, leveraging insights and data in service of action to enable new behaviors and embed new ways of working.
  • Our benchmarks, tools, and experts help unlock your biggest challenges quickly, while supporting the development of your people, culture, and leadership.
  • We focus on building capabilities from day one, taking time to understand your organization so we can equip your people with the structure, systems, and skills needed to succeed long after we leave.

So from the capabilities of your people to your organizational health, you’re primed to sustain performance for years to come.

Featured Content

My Leadership Journey

In our new interview series, participants from the private sector, academia, the arts, and other walks of life reflect on the people and experiences that helped shape them, and the setbacks that made them even more determined to succeed.

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.

McKinsey Talks Talent Podcast

Helping you navigate a fast-changing landscape and prepare for the future of work by making talent a competitive advantage

Impact stories

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Our people

Dana Maor
Senior Partner, Tel Aviv
Coheads the People & Organizational Performance Practice globally and leads it across Europe. Passionate about shaping organizations...
Michael Park
Senior Partner, New York
Coleads the People & Organizational Performance Practice and partners with leaders to shape strategy, improve performance, and...
Brooke Weddle
Partner, Washington DC
Drives lasting change at scale for global organizations through digital transformation, operating-model redesign, enterprise agility,...
Amadeo Di Lodovico
Senior Partner, Dubai
Serves leading companies in energy, industrial, conglomerates, and governments on strategic topics, operational and organizational...
Rami Goldfajn
Senior Partner, São Paulo
Brings extensive experience in leading transformations, turnarounds, and corporate restructurings across industries in South America;...
Alok Kshirsagar
Senior Partner, Mumbai
Advises companies across a broad range of industries on globalization issues, performance improvements, and sustaining large-scale...
Shail Thaker
Senior Partner, London
Leads McKinsey’s Northern European hub of the Life Sciences Practice and the firm’s global healthcare organisation and enterprise...
Sherina Ebrahim
Senior Partner, New Jersey
Helps consumer goods and medical device companies grow through transformative approaches to strategy, sales and marketing, enterprise...
Ben Fletcher
Senior Partner, Sydney
Brings deep expertise in commercial transformation topics, including strategic marketing and marketing & sales organisation design
Arne Gast
Senior Partner, Amsterdam
Offers extensive global expertise in leadership development, organizational design, talent management, and transformational change
John C. W. Parsons
Senior Partner, Calgary
Transforms large industrial sites and organizations by implementing the latest performance-based approaches and leveraging the...
Oliver Engert
Senior Partner, Miami
Advises executives across industries on mergers and acquisitions—including mergers, integrations, alliances, and divestitures—bringing...
Andy West
Senior Partner, Boston
Brings deep experience to bear in helping mergers and acquisitions deliver growth through effective integration and new structures...
Bryan Hancock
Partner, Washington DC
Supports private, public, and social sector clients through expertise in talent management, organizational design, and workforce...
Angelika Reich
Partner, Vienna
Drives impact from large-scale organizational transformation while addressing workforce challenges created by industry disruption...
Gemma D’Auria
Senior Partner, Milan
Supports organizations to build capabilities, develop leaders, and drive culture transformations in support of stronger financial...
Vik Malhotra
Senior Partner, New York
Focuses on counseling CEOs and Boards on performance transformation, corporate strategy, governance, growth strategies, organizational...
Magnus Tyreman
Senior Partner, Stockholm
Managing partner for McKinsey in Europe; advises healthcare, telecommunications, and public sector clients on strategy, organization,...

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