Public & Social Sector Insights

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Reimagining US federal work for the postpandemic world

– Government leaders can use lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis to bolster productivity and ensure effective mission delivery.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate... action broadening and robust demand.
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America 2021: Making change happen, against the odds

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: knowing how to effect change is just as important as knowing what to change.
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America 2021: Renewing the nation’s commitment to climate action

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: here’s how you can help build a low-carbon economy that is resilient,... competitive, prosperous, and fair.
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America 2021: The opportunity to advance racial equity

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: the task of building a more perfect society needs your help.
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America 2021: Rebuilding lives and livelihoods after COVID-19

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: the post–World War II recovery offers lessons for the post-COVID-19... future.
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America 2021: Building a bridge to normalcy

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a return to a normal existence... is in sight. Getting the endgame right could save thousands of lives.

Featured Collections

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Food security

This collection of articles and multimedia draws together McKinsey’s thinking on food security. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect access to food for many, what can food banks, distribution partners, philanthropic foundations, and the private sector do to increase resilience and ensure that people across North America have reliable access to nutritious meals?
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Coronavirus Vaccines Progress: What’s Next?

The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines is having a profound effect on the world. This collection takes a closer look at the development, rollout and future of vaccines.

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Getting to work: Employers’ role in COVID-19 vaccination

– Employers can consider a set of actions that supports COVID-19-vaccine adoption among employees by building conviction and making... vaccination as convenient and “costless” as possible.
Podcast

The COVID-19 vaccine: Lessons and challenges

– The rapid deployment of vaccines is key in accelerating the return to normalcy.
Podcast

A conversation on artificial intelligence and gender bias

– Interaction between humans and machines has opened up new opportunities for fighting bias in the workplace. Here’s how artificial... intelligence can help companies reach gender parity.
Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.
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Why mentoring matters: A conversation with Carlos Lejnieks

– A leader of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America talks about how successful mentors help others see qualities in themselves that... they might not otherwise see.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate... action broadening and robust demand.
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From the private sector to public service: What ex-US corporate executives need to know

– Four directives can ease incoming US federal leaders’ transition from the boardroom to government service.
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Accelerating data and analytics transformations in the public sector

– A data and analytics transformation is particularly hard for organizations in the public sector, given their scale and operating... constraints. But some are making progress and offer valuable lessons.
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Creating a more resilient and responsive government

– The pandemic has put demands on the public sector that are likely to increase.
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Effectively implementing President Biden’s supply-chain review

– President Biden’s February 24, 2021, executive order calls for reviews of critical US supply chains. We share lessons and... suggestions from our experience in building supply-chain resilience.
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How to transform higher-education institutions for the long term

– As financial pressures on higher-education institutions compound, a transformation approach focused on five best practices can... help leaders make lasting change.
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