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

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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.
Podcast

Reorganization rules that work

– Companies should view reorganization as a routine practice essential to remain competitive and keep pace with technological change... and disruption.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Learning at the speed of business

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

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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LEADERSHIP

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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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Leadership in context

– Organizational health matters more than you might expect.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

When to change how you lead

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

ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY

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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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ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Agility: It rhymes with stability

– Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.
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A business leader’s guide to agile

– Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT... and from business partners.

TALENT MANAGEMENT

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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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The organizational cost of insufficient sleep

– Sleep-awareness programs can produce better leaders.

PODCAST

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.