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Creating a postpandemic recovery for women in the workplace

– COVID-19 has pushed working women to the point where many have dropped out. Here’s how companies can help.
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Strategic resilience during the COVID-19 crisis

– Organizations that rapidly reinvented themselves in response to the pandemic can provide lessons on resilience.
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Teacher survey: Learning loss is global—and significant

– While the education response to the COVID-19 pandemic has varied widely, teachers agree on the high cost of remote learning, especially... for vulnerable students.
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On pins and needles: Tracking COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

– Key stakeholders will need to continue to monitor and adapt to new data and new variants emerging across the globe to respond... effectively.
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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously... estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
Commentary

The next phase of COVID-19 is a battle we can win

– It is humanity versus virus, and we are on the cusp of winning, thanks to healthcare and public-sector workers and innovators.
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The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond

– The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and its effects will last. Here are some factors that business leaders should keep... in mind as they prepare for the next normal.
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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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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– This article updates our earlier perspectives on when the coronavirus pandemic will end. Transition toward normalcy in the United... States remains most likely in the second quarter of 2021 and herd immunity in the third and fourth quarters, but the emergence of new strains and a slow start to vaccine rollout raise real risks to both timelines. We also add a perspective for the United Kingdom.
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Nine scenarios for the COVID-19 economy

– Learn more about potential economic outcomes of the COVID-19 crisis and how global executives rate the likelihood of each one.

The Next Normal

A multimedia deep-dive series where McKinsey and other experts will envision the post-pandemic reset, one industry at a time.

The future of fashion: Sustainable brands and ‘circular’ business models

– There’s no denying that the fashion industry has been a major contributor to climate change and biodiversity loss—which means the industry’s sustainability efforts are critical to our planet’s health. In this edition, The Next Normal explores the coming decade in sustainable fashion.

The future of car buying: Omnichannel, personalized, and fun

– If shared mobility and autonomous vehicles take off, will people still buy cars for personal use? And what will car shopping look like? The Next Normal imagines the car buyers and car dealerships of 2030.

The future of the high-rise: Creating people-centric spaces

– As the world becomes more urban, more people will live and work in high-rises. What will that mean for builders, real-estate companies, and tenants? In this edition, The Next Normal explores the high-rise of 2030.

Special Features

The Next Normal: Reimagining operational resilience

This collection is the fifth of five edited volumes to accompany our multimedia series, airing on CNBC, focusing on the forces shaping the next normal.

The McKinsey Download Hub

Download PDFs of McKinsey’s latest research, perspectives, and insights on the management issues that matter most, from leading through the COVID-19 crisis to managing risk, digitizing operations, and more.

From there to here: 50 years of thinking on the social responsibility of business

– Milton Friedman’s pathbreaking essay on corporate purpose was published on September 13, 1970. How much has management thinking evolved?

The COVID-Exit

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This way out: How leading companies chart a full-potential COVID-Exit

– Half measures and incrementalism won’t work when your company emerges from a crisis. Here’s how leading organizations are thinking about holistic transformation to go all in.
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As you return from the summer break, can you lead toward a COVID-Exit?

– Here’s how to set your business on the right track for 2021 and beyond.

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McKinsey on Risk: Special issue on the COVID-19 crisis

– A special issue of McKinsey on Risk offering our global perspective on the COVID-19 crisis, including understanding the... crisis, resiliency through crisis, industry perspectives and social and environmental leadership in the next normal.
Podcast

Podcast: How digital tools can help transform African agri-food systems

– Higher income for farmers, increased output, and improved food security are among the benefits of utilizing digital tools in an... agricultural setting.
Article

Is the world up to the challenge of mass COVID-19 vaccination?

– Amid the unforeseen effects of the pandemic on at-risk and lower-income communities, governments and organizations around the... world must convene to ensure effective distribution of newly developed vaccines.
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UK small and medium-size enterprises: Impact of the COVID-19 crisis

– Survey results reported toward the end of 2020 suggested that the outlook for UK SMEs was improving. Will that last?
Article

The CEO agenda for companies in advanced industries

– As automotive and industrial companies take tactical steps to survive the pandemic, they should seize the opportunity to embrace... ten actions to sustain leadership and value creation in the coming decade.
Survey

The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– Economic expectations remain high but have tempered since December, and executives in Latin America and in Europe are less confident... than their peers about the future.
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COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also... gaps and vulnerabilities.
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The risks and challenges of the global COVID-19-vaccine rollout

– A realistic assessment of the heroic effort to administer billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to an agonized global population... is necessary—the stakes could not be higher.
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Scenario-based cash planning in a crisis: Lessons for the next normal

– Five best practices can ensure organizations are fully prepared for future challenges.
Article

COVID-19: An inflection point for Industry 4.0

– Industry 4.0 technologies played a decisive role in the pandemic response at many companies, but the crisis is putting the future... of digital operations under new pressure.
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Helping US healthcare stakeholders understand the human side of the COVID-19 crisis: McKinsey Consumer Healthcare Insights

– Healthcare stakeholders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic must understand not only the disease itself, but also consumers’... questions, concerns, and behaviors. Our recent rapid-research effort in the US provides some early insights.
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2020 year in review: Highlights from our publishing

Explore McKinsey’s most popular, innovative insights from a year of tremendous change—2020’s top articles and reports, charts, images, podcasts, webinars, newsletters, and more.

Survey collections

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An early view of post-COVID-19 discretionary spending in Asia

– A survey of consumers in China, India, and Indonesia shows how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their plans for discretionary... spending—and which shifts could be part of the next normal.
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Financial decision-maker sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic: A global perspective

– We are tracking financial decision-maker sentiment and behavior across multiple countries to provide facts and insights that will... help finance and business leaders navigate throughout the crisis.

How B2B decision makers are responding to the coronavirus crisis

– With governments and organizations still working to contain COVID-19 and stem the growing humanitarian toll that it is exacting,... the effects on customer behaviors are rippling across the B2B landscape.

Reimagining food retail in Asia after the COVID-19 pandemic

– New survey results suggest where, and how, food retailers in Asia might rethink their businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

Global surveys of consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

– Consumer optimism varies by country depending on what stage each country is in the coronavirus contagion cycle.

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