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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.
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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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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– This article updates our perspectives on when the coronavirus pandemic will end to reflect the latest information on vaccine rollout,... variants of concern, and disease progression. Among high-income countries, cases caused by the Delta variant reversed the transition toward normalcy first in the United Kingdom, during June and July of 2021, and subsequently in the United States and elsewhere. Our own analysis supports the view of others that the Delta variant has effectively moved overall herd immunity out of reach in most countries for the time being. The United Kingdom’s experience nevertheless suggests that once a country has weathered a wave of Delta-driven cases, it may be able to resume the transition toward normalcy. Beyond that, a more realistic epidemiological endpoint might arrive not when herd immunity is achieved but when COVID-19 can be managed as an endemic disease. The biggest overall risk would likely then be the emergence of a significant new variant.

The future of work

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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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Why the automotive future is electric

– Mainstream EVs will transform the automotive industry and help decarbonize the planet.
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Car buying is on again, and mobility is picking up

– Consumers are back to buying cars, but they’re doing it differently. And they’re gradually getting back on the road,... whether by car or other means.
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Helping unemployed women find work in uncertain times

– How the CEO of UK charity Smart Works is able to meet its clients’ changing needs during an unprecedented job market.
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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– Executives’ views on the global economy have tempered, but expectations remain largely positive.
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Trends that will define 2021 and beyond: Six months on

– In January 2021, we discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic could change the economy. How did we do?
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How might the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– Experts in healthcare, commerce, security, and more discuss new approaches to address the pandemic when vaccination alone may... not be enough and the enduring costs of the crisis continue to rise.
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Centered leadership creates connection in turbulent times

– McKinsey’s Joanna Barsh discusses how you can become an effective and engaged leader.
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Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

– Strong continued uptake, favorable consumer perception, and tangible investment into this space are all contributing to the continued... growth of telehealth in 2021. New analysis indicates telehealth use has increased 38X from the pre-COVID-19 baseline.
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How to future-proof your organization

– From project-based work to a lack of hierarchy, the way people work is changing fast. Organizations that plan for the postpandemic... world are better able to deliver value—even amid uncertainty.
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Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems

– The COVID-19 crisis reminds us how underprepared the world was to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases. Smart investments... of as little as $5 per person per year globally can help ensure far better preparation for future pandemics.
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How air travel is evolving postpandemic

– The COVID-19 pandemic decimated airlines in 2020, yet there are reasons for optimism as the industry looks to recovery.
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