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Now’s the time to work on your adaptability skills

– It’s clear that our volatile world is serving up change at a rapid clip. But true adaptability may not be what you think. It’s less about meeting the next challenge when it arrives, shoulders squared, laptop in hand. Rather, it’s about being prepared beforehand to meet any challenge—no matter how out of the blue—by having the right mindset.

On the road again, but this time in an EV

– Despite a shortage of semiconductors that has hampered supply chains around the world, electric-vehicle (EV) sales topped three... million in 2020, a 40 percent increase over the previous year.

As the climate alarm bells toll, which industries are listening?

– The case for broad action on climate has been clarified, yet again, as record temperatures, flooding, and other extreme weather... events sweep the globe. We know the playbook calls for reining in emissions of atmosphere-warming carbon, and fast.

Corporate boards, like most of us, have learned a thing or two from this crisis

– Have you hugged your corporate board today? OK, that might be a little dramatic, but boards deserve credit for doing more than... ever to help set a company’s course on competition, digitization, risk, and more. What is emerging is a model in which the core mandate of the board is unchanged but its scope for intervention is expanding.

Up or down the ladder? Americans’ views of their economic future diverge

– This spring, McKinsey set out to understand what Americans think about their economic standing, their views on economic opportunity,... and the barriers between themselves and a more inclusive and prosperous future. Our inaugural American Opportunity Survey revealed that fewer than half of all respondents were optimistic about access to economic opportunity.

Think your employees are itching to return to the office? Think again.

– Workers are reevaluating their relationships with their employers and, contrary to what companies may think, they are not jumping... for joy at the prospect of a full return to the office.

‘Creativity would skyrocket’

– The fashion industry has a diversity problem. Certain groups of talented individuals—in particular, people of color—struggle... to break into the industry, and those who manage to get in don’t often feel welcome. This lack of diverse talent begins in fashion schools and internships and continues through the industry into its highest echelons of power and influence.

Future proof: How to build supply-chain resilience in the face of uncertainty

– Global companies’ supply chains are vulnerable to surprises, as the pandemic and the latest spate of hacks have made abundantly... clear. Our latest global survey on economic conditions shows that supply-chain disruptions are top of mind for respondents.

Dream big: Is the world about to enter a new age of prosperity?

– Are we heading for a 50 percent economic expansion? Had anyone suggested in early 2020 that there could be a boom decade in the... offing, many people would have fainted at their (WFH) desks. But history suggests that we could see that kind of expansion after a recession, with the right moves from public- and private-sector leaders.

Building capability, one human at a time

– Capability building—creating the mindsets and behaviors an organization needs to reach and sustain its full potential—is... now more relevant than ever as businesses attempt to rebound from the health and economic effects of COVID-19.

Update your AI state of mind, from the C-suite to the front line

– More and more organizations are aligning AI with core areas of their business—embracing important cultural and organizational... shifts, and investing in new kinds of technology, training, and processes. Those that adopt these basic practices tend to report the highest bottom-line impact.

Embrace your hybrid self: That’s how companies see the future of work

– Having seen the solid productivity gains among their employees during the pandemic, many organizations are planning a hybrid virtual... model that combines remote work with time in the office. McKinsey recently surveyed both employees and executives about the future of the hybrid model to get their views about what can—and should—happen.
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