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McKinsey Quarterly 2019 Issue 3
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The drumbeat of digital

Looks at why companies should up the pace of digital-change efforts, explores the keys to successful M&A, and highlights the importance of shifting the mind-sets and behaviors that hold back organizations.

On the cover

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The drumbeat of digital: How winning teams play

– Pace and power go hand in hand for digital leaders, which typically run four times faster and pull critical strategic levers two times harder than other companies do.

Reallocating resources

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Admit it, your investments are stuck in neutral

– New research shows that companies that know how to shift critical resources where and when they’re needed share common traits. Rigor is the first one.
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Bias busters: Knowing when to kill a project

– You’re keen on encouraging innovation and letting a thousand flowers bloom, but how do you sort the weeds from the seeds?

Dealing with m&a

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How lots of small M&A deals add up to big value

– New research confirms that companies that regularly and systematically pursue moderately sized M&A deliver better shareholder returns than companies that don’t.
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Compound growth at MilliporeSigma

– CEO Udit Batra describes what it took to fuse two vibrant R&D organizations, as well as the business value realized from their integration.
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The secret ingredient of successful big deals: Organizational health

– Creating value from a merger is not easy. Acquirers that get it right start with an overlooked advantage: a healthy organization.
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Demystifying deal making: Lessons from M&A veterans

– Two longtime experts in mergers and acquisitions describe what works—and what doesn’t—in corporate deal making, including how to approach the role of activist investors.

Other features

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Getting personal about change

– The need to shift mind-sets is the biggest block to successful transformations. The key lies in making the shift both individual and institutional—at the same time.
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All in: From recovery to agility at Spark New Zealand

– Three members of the telco’s top team describe the challenges and rewards of implementing agile rapidly—and the power of a “no plan B” approach to change.
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Confronting overconfidence in talent strategy, management, and development

– Best practices are well understood. But are companies following them as closely as their leaders claim?

RESEARCH, TRENDS, AND EMERGING THINKING

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The Chinese luxury consumer

– If you’re in luxury goods and services, China is the story.
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The public sector gets serious about customer experience

– As public expectations rise, government agencies are doubling down on improving service delivery to delight their customers.
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Can artificial intelligence help society as much as it helps business?

– The answer is yes—but only if leaders start embracing technological social responsibility (TSR) as a new business imperative for the AI era.