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Organizing for the future

How companies can stay healthy for the long term as rapid change undermines traditional sources of stability.

Putting humans back in human-capital management

In our article “Organizing for the future,” learn how platform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human-capital management back where it belongs.


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.

Reorganization rules that work

– Companies should view reorganization as a routine practice essential to remain competitive and keep pace with technological change... and disruption.
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Learning at the speed of business

– What digital means for the next generation of corporate academies.

Rethinking the rules of reorganization

– Play favorites. Ask for bad ideas. Skip meetings. Here’s some unconventional advice on how consumer companies can get the... most out of an organizational redesign.

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Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less

– Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.
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Leadership in context

– Organizational health matters more than you might expect.
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Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

– Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to... get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders.
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When to change how you lead

– It’s fashionable to say we live in fast-changing times. Does that mean leadership itself must change?



The journey to an agile organization at Zalando

– Europe’s leading online fashion platform embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering... Eric Bowman.

How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

– The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter,... including failing to create buy-in around an aspiration and forgetting to put culture first.

The five trademarks of agile organizations

– Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.

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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Managing talent in a digital age

– Online labor platforms make it easier to find—and harder to retain—talented people. They give companies a real opportunity... to transform the way they recruit, develop, and engage their employees.
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Millennials: Burden, blessing, or both?

– Companies often complain about the unrealistic expectations of millennial workers, but heeding their call to action can improve... the work environment for everyone.
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How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic

– Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and... create a more productive environment for everyone.
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The organizational cost of insufficient sleep

– Sleep-awareness programs can produce better leaders.


Going from fragile to agile

Why do companies need to be more nimble? In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, principals Aaron De Smet and Chris Gagnon explain what’s driving organizational agility, why it matters, and what companies should do.