Insights on People and Organizational Performance


Raising the resilience of your organization

– Repeatedly rebounding from disruption is tough, but some companies have a recipe for success: a systems mindset emphasizing agility, psychological safety, adaptable leadership, and cohesive culture.

Unlocking the potential of chief diversity officers

– Demand has boomed for heads of diversity in the United States—but so has turnover. Here’s how companies can reshape... a role vital to navigating today’s turbulent social and economic climate.

(Extremely) out of office: Let nature boost your team’s creativity and performance

– Studies show that time spent in nature has a positive effect on attention span and well-being. Companies that harness its power... can create a resilient and productive workforce for the long term.

Taking a skills-based approach to building the future workforce

– Our work with the Rework America Alliance highlights how a skills-based approach can help US employers expand talent pools and... retain great workers—even through economic uncertainty.

Scaling up: How founder CEOs and teams can go beyond aspiration to ascent

– For many start-ups, the challenge is no longer about securing capital—it’s about learning how to restructure themselves... as fast as their products or organizations can evolve.

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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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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.

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.


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?

The office of the future: A whole new (floor) plan

– Revisiting your talent strategy for a hybrid world? Think hard about the purpose and design of your office space.

Stave off attrition with an internal talent marketplace

– Is your best talent hiding in plain sight? An internal talent marketplace helps match existing employees to open roles—in novel and sometimes unexpected ways.

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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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Author Talks: Rules of power from Jeffrey Pfeffer to help you get your way

– Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shares advice for gaining power through resources, reputation, and relationships.

Creating an inclusive environment in insurance

– As one of the most diverse sectors for entry-level workers, the insurance industry has a unique opportunity to help marginalized... people advance. It starts with creating an inclusive environment.

Five lessons from AI on closing quantum’s talent gap—before it’s too late

– To ensure organizations have access to the quantum computing talent they need when they need it, leaders will have to upskill... workers and create pathways for new talent, just as they did for AI.
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Sustainable and inclusive growth: A weekly briefing

– Hydrocarbon-rich countries might play a critical role in the proliferation of clean hydrogen. Our weekly digest of McKinsey insights... explores that topic and more.
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Forward Thinking on the meeting point of science and humanity with Jayshree Seth

– Persuaded by her parents to study science and engineering, Jayshree Seth retained her humanities mindset while becoming the first... chief science advocate at the 3M company.

Even in the metaverse, women remain locked out of leadership roles

– Five early indicators on women in the metaverse reveal gender inequality—especially in the leadership creating and setting... metaverse standards.

Author Talks: How to eradicate roadblocks to equity

– A workplace free of racism and sexism can start with a better understanding of the historical relationship between Black and White... women, says Dr. Tina Opie.

When things get rocky, practice deliberate calm

– When faced with an unfamiliar crisis, most leaders spring into action. But wait—here’s why it’s better for those... in charge to pause instead of pounce.

Author Talks: What poker pro Annie Duke can teach you about quitting on time

– Ever been told to quit while you’re ahead, or that winners never quit? Poker player-turned decision strategist Annie Duke... explains why this advice is costing you time and money.

Author Talks: How to learn and lead calmly through volatile times

– Three McKinsey veterans condense decades of boardroom experience and cognitive science into a guide for learning proactively and... leading dynamically amid the most uncertain circumstances.

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2022

– New research captures regional differences in the state of diversity in private equity and discusses the role of institutional... investors as a catalyst for change.
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