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McKinsey Global Surveys

McKinsey Global Surveys

Conducting research with global executives on the pressing business, economic, and management issues they face.

Our Latest Survey Research

Understanding organizational barriers to a more inclusive workplace

– Survey results show that many employees do not feel fully included at work and want their organizations to do more to advance inclusion and diversity. To do so, companies can address four factors.

Talent and leadership

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Beyond hiring: How companies are reskilling to address talent gaps

– As potential skill shortages loom, a new survey finds that many companies are using multiple tactics to close gaps and that reskilling... efforts are paying off.
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The new CFO mandate: Prioritize, transform, repeat

– Amid a raft of new duties for CFOs, our survey suggests that finance leaders are well positioned to lead the C-suite agenda by... championing transformations, digitization, and capability building.
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Winning with your talent-management strategy

– Three best practices for managing and allocating talent support better business performance, according to a new survey.
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Moving mind-sets on gender diversity

– To ensure that corporate culture supports—not hinders—the ability of women to reach top management, companies must address mind-sets... and develop a more inclusive, holistic diversity agenda.

Analytics, automation, and AI

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Global AI Survey: AI proves its worth, but few scale impact

– Most companies report measurable benefits from AI where it has been deployed; however, much work remains to scale impact, manage risks, and retrain the workforce. A group of high performers shows the way.
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Catch them if you can: How leaders in data and analytics have pulled ahead

– As data and analytics transform industries at an ever-quicker pace, the strategies and organizational cultures of leading companies offer others a road map for success.
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AI adoption advances, but foundational barriers remain

– Survey respondents report the rapid adoption of AI and expect only a minimal effect on head count. Yet few companies have in place the foundational building blocks that enable AI to generate value at scale.
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The automation imperative

– As many organizations move to build their automation capabilities, recent survey results suggest that certain best practices will differentiate successful efforts from others.

Digital

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How to restart your stalled digital transformation

– Most digital initiatives sputter before they take full effect. A new survey finds that organizations stand a good chance of recovering lost momentum because slowdowns typically happen for reasons within their control.
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Managing the fallout from technology transformations

– Companies may be postponing further evolution of their technology organizations, a survey finds. Yet they should take heart: investing... in these changes will likely pay off—and may be nothing short of essential to their competitiveness in the future.
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Five moves to make during a digital transformation

– Surveyed executives confirm that digital transformations rarely achieve success. But in those that do lie the structural elements... that may help organizations overcome the odds.
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A winning operating model for digital strategy

– Digital is driving major changes in how companies set and execute strategy. New survey results point to four elements that top... performers include in their digital-strategy operating model.

Organizational Change

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Unlocking success in digital transformations

– Digital transformations are even more difficult than traditional change efforts to pull off. But the results from the most effective transformations point to five factors for success.
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How the implementation of organizational change is evolving

– Digital solutions pose new and unique challenges to the implementation of major change efforts. But the capabilities that support... better outcomes remain as critical as ever, a new survey shows.
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How to create an agile organization

– Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the... paths can vary, survey findings suggest how to start.
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The people power of transformations

– A new survey suggests that for their transformations to succeed, organizations need employee buy-in at all levels, consistent... communication, and better people strategies.

Economic conditions

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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– In our latest survey on the economy, executives’ overall outlook for the future continues to improve.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2020: McKinsey Global Survey results

– As the coronavirus outbreak unfolded at the beginning of March, the survey elicited sobering early appraisals, with expectations... of significant business risks and stifled growth prospects for the months ahead.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Respondents’ views on the world economy and their countries’ conditions turn somewhat brighter. Trade tensions remain the most-cited... threat to global growth, while social unrest climbs on the list of concerns.
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What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.

MORE INSIGHTS

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The pivotal factors for effective external engagement

– Survey results show that senior leaders have increasingly prioritized stakeholder engagement, which remains a challenge for many... companies. Certain capabilities distinguish companies that have met the challenge.
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The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance

– In a new survey, executives and investment professionals largely agree that environmental, social, and governance programs create... short- and long-term value—though perceptions of how have changed over the past decade.
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Practice makes perfect: What sets programmatic acquirers apart

– While there is no shortcut to outperformance in deal making, a new survey finds that expert acquirers take a different approach... to strategy, deal execution, and integration.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Respondents’ views are subdued on the current state of the global economy, and on their home economies in the months ahead. Trade... conflicts and trade-policy changes remain the most commonly cited threats to growth.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives’ sentiments on the global economy are the lowest in years, amid growing concerns over trade conflicts. Meanwhile,... their expectations about conditions at home remain more negative than positive.
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Decision making in the age of urgency

– Decision making takes up a lot of time, much of it used ineffectively. New survey results offer lessons for making quick, high-quality... decisions that support outperformance.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Respondents report an overall wary economic outlook and are increasingly concerned over trade. Yet there are signs of optimism... among emerging economies and for companies’ prospects.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives report the least-positive views on economic conditions—at home and in the world economy—that they have... all year.
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Rethinking the African business opportunity

– Hopes are high for Africa’s long-term growth, driven by technology and basic services rather than resources. Survey respondents... in Africa report more optimism—and better business practices—than peers elsewhere.
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Can IT rise to the digital challenge?

– To keep up with core tasks and meet the demands of breakneck digital innovation, the IT function will have to step up and make... meaningful changes, especially to its workforce, according to new survey findings.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Respondents express declining optimism on the economy, especially in emerging markets. The United States gains more attention... as a destination for new business opportunities.
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