Are you stuck in the middle?

Workplace relationships account for 39 percent of employees’ job satisfaction, and relationships with management, in particular, account for 86 percent of workers’ satisfaction with their interpersonal ties at work. Yet, managers report spending almost three-quarters of their time on tasks not directly related to talent management, according to a recent survey developed by Emily Field, Bryan Hancock, and Bill Schaninger, authors of the upcoming book Power to the Middle. Why are middle managers spending so much time in areas they don’t consider the most beneficial for the organization? And how can organizations better support their managers to deliver more value? Check out these insights on ways to foster employees’ growth, navigate a volatile talent landscape, and prepare the workforce of tomorrow.

Stop wasting your most precious resource: Middle managers

The vanishing middle manager

Talent in a changing market: What now?

Reimagining people development to overcome talent challenges

Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage

Human capital at work: The value of experience

The skills revolution and the future of learning and earning

The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships


Power to the Middle

The McKinsey guide to managing yourself—and others