Insights on People and Organizational Performance


Stop wasting your most precious resource: Middle managers

– In the modern workplace, middle managers face many challenges. A new survey finds three areas where organizations can better support their managers and help them accomplish more.

Reimagining people development to overcome talent challenges

– Organizations face a critical shortage of talent and skills. Investing in people can create a virtuous cycle that improves the... ability to attract, advance, and retain talent.
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Foster organizational resilience for a stronger 2023

– McKinsey experts discuss the benefits of cultivating organizational resilience in preparation for the year ahead.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage

– A dual focus on developing people and managing them well gives a select group of companies a long-term performance edge.
Impact Story

How a major New Zealand retailer reinvented itself around customer satisfaction

– The Warehouse Group partnered with McKinsey on a complete transformation, improving customer experience, upskilling employees,... and expanding its carbon neutral vision—all while growing its bottom line.

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The frontline experience

Frontline workers are the backbone of an organization—and leaders can help create a better employee experience.

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People & 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.

Featured Podcasts

McKinsey Talks Talent

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.


Workplace rituals: Recapturing the power of what we’ve lost

– The right rituals can revitalize meaning at work—and help employees move beyond “me” to “we.”

Talent in a changing market: What now?

– High turnover, shrinking pipelines, inflation—the talent market remains in flux. Here’s what you should be doing differently.

Quiet quitting and performance management

– Churn is up. Engagement is down. And year-end reviews are here. Are you worried that giving feedback will make workers feel worse?

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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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Podcast - McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility

A guide to investing in Black economic mobility

– Large segments of the Black population in the United States are underserved on a range of socioeconomic dimensions. Here’s... how impact investors can help close that gap.
Executive Briefing

Sustainable and inclusive growth: A weekly briefing

– Innovative new designs could accelerate the construction of nuclear power plants. Our weekly digest of McKinsey insights explores... that topic and more.

Agile transformation in heavy industries: An interview with SOCAR Türkiye

– SOCAR Türkiye’s senior leaders share their experience of large-scale agile transformation to achieve cross-functional... collaboration.

What’s your superpower? How companies can build an institutional capability to achieve competitive advantage

– One capability often sets leading companies apart from the rest. Here’s how to build yours.

Women Matter, Spain: Women are still far from top corporate-leadership positions

– Women are well represented in the country’s workforce but are relatively scarce at the top—and that won’t change... anytime soon given current promotion trends. Yet companies can act to turn the tide.

Navigating the gray-to-green transition in aerospace and defense

– The aerospace and defense industry is transitioning from an older to younger workforce, but it faces intense competition for talent.... It needs a radical response.

Beyond the anecdote: True drivers of digital-delivery performance

– We’ve leveraged data from more than 1,700 teams to understand the relationship between capabilities and performance outcomes.

Driving growth in consumer goods through programmatic M&A

– Companies that take a programmatic approach to M&A deals outperform their peers, but this strategy requires differentiated... capabilities and effective execution.

What is decision making?

– Decision making is simply the process of making a choice. But decision making often isn’t easy and can be particularly complex... in an organizational context.

Author Talks: IBM’s Ginni Rometty on leading with ‘good power’

– Ginni Rometty shares her strategies for managing conflict, finding growth in discomfort, and remaining grounded in ambition to... make you proud of not only what you do, but how you do it.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Stepping up: Becoming a high-potential CEO candidate

– The road to becoming CEO is a difficult ascent for even the most seasoned leaders. Here are four keys to making the journey a... success.
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