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Elizabeth Mygatt

Expert Associate Partner, Boston
Guides organizational transformation by improving operating model design, clarifying governance and decision making, and enhancing talent strategy

About Elizabeth

Liz is one of the leaders of Organizing for the Future, a McKinsey initiative offering integrated, bold approaches to designing operating models, defining organizational identity, and meeting the challenges of growth. Since joining the firm in 2011, she has advised companies across sectors, focused on what it takes for organizations to thrive.

The rapid pace of change puts pressure on companies to operate with speed and simplicity. In support of stronger performance, Liz partners with executives to keep up with demand and scale their organizations flexibly. This support often includes reshaping governance and decision-making models and establishing new approaches to managing talent.

In many cases, Liz supports broad-based organizational and performance transformations across entire companies, setting new agile operating models, and shifting culture in fundamental ways.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • supporting a post-merger performance transformation, including defining a new company-wide culture; in just eight months organizational health scores improved dramatically
  • establishing an agile operating model for an industrial company to successfully meet soaring demand
  • streamlining the operating model and top-team design for a healthcare organization, improving the quality of governance and speed of decision making
  • building an enterprise-wide human capital strategy for a health insurance provider to support a bold growth strategy, including fostering a more performance-based culture
  • helping a national healthcare provider transform performance by improving strategic talent development, investing in organizational health and building new capabilities
  • architecting a new leadership model and operating approach for a technology company, enabling rapid growth and better decision making

Interested in helping leaders anticipate and stay ahead of trends, Liz publishes frequently on how work is changing and what successful organizations can do to prepare for the future.

Published Work

How to future-proof your organization,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

A new value agenda is taking shape—are you ready?,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Organizing for speed in healthcare in a post-COVID-19 era,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Is your organization prepared for the future?”, blog entry, McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Unleashing sustainable speed in a post-COVID-19 world: Reshape talent,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Unleashing sustainable speed in a post-COVID-19 world: Reimagine structure,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Unleashing sustainable speed in a post-COVID-19 world: Rethink ways of working,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, September 2020

The need for speed in the post-COVID-19 era—and how to achieve it,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Organizing for speed in advanced industries,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Organizing for the Future: A focus on three outcomes,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Organizing for the future: Why now?” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Past Experience

Esty Group
Senior research associate

Earth Policy Institute
Staff researcher

HydroQual
Hydrogeologist

Education

Cornell University
MBA, sustainable global enterprise

Williams College
BA, geosciences