Chris McCorkle

I am a business analyst from Maryland who’s passionate about public- and social-sector work, particularly on the topics of economic development and racial equity.

Why I chose these pieces

What I found most compelling across these pieces is the emphasis on human capital. Whether it is aspects of the human experience that apply to all people, such as psychological safety, or challenges unique to certain populations, including gender equality and the disparity in capabilities among racial groups, I believe that investments focused on individual outcomes have incredible potential to improve performance for people—as well as the organizations they are part of.

My picks

Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Is it safe?

– In times of anxiety, depression, fear, and stress, how can companies create the psychological safety that employees need?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Closing the capability gap in the time of COVID-19

– Building capabilities that durably change workforce behaviors has never been easy, and the pandemic has made it harder. But some organizations have found approaches to thrive in recovery and beyond.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Igniting individual purpose in times of crisis

– Creating strong links to an individual purpose benefits individuals and companies alike—and could be vital in managing the postpandemic uncertainties that lie ahead.

How companies can win in the seven tech-talent battlegrounds

– Companies have to hire the best, but that won’t be enough. They’ll also need to rethink how they reskill and upskill their people.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Ten things to know about gender equality

– Since 2015, progress toward gender equality has been marginal, and now COVID-19 has hit women hard. We take stock.

Malika Oak

Business Analyst, New Jersey

Haneul Ryoo

Business Analyst, Washington, DC

Tanner Snider

Senior Business Analyst, Chicago

Ana Terán

Business Analyst, Panama

Angelos Geranmayeh

Business Analyst, Johannesburg

You’ve met a few of our Gen Z colleagues. If you’d like to learn more about how this new class thinks and acts, see a few McKinsey insights that take on ways companies can engage with this important consumer segment: “‘True Gen’: Generation Z and its implications for companies,” “Meet Generation Z: Shaping the future of shopping,” “What makes Asia–Pacific’s Generation Z different?,” and “The young and the restless: Generation Z in America.”

Mike Borruso, Torea Frey, Mona Hamouly, LaShon Malone, Philip Mathew, and Nathan Wilson, of McKinsey Global Publishing, helped bring this project to life.