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McKinsey Quarterly 2019 Issue 4
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Transformation

Explores why companies should go “all in” on transformations, looks at innovation and performance, and explains how talent is key to digital transformations.

The truth about transformation

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Why your next transformation should be ‘all in’

– Improve the odds of a successful business transformation by going “all in” to kick-start performance and remake your portfolio.
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The numbers behind successful transformations

– Crunching the numbers on transformations suggests good news for companies that go broad, move fast and renew often, prioritize health, and keep stretching their aspirations.

Innovation’s transformative role

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The innovation commitment

– To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.
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Speak softly, make tough decisions: An interview with Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang

– The chairman and CEO of China’s e-commerce giant describes Alibaba’s approach to innovation and how he balances analytics and instinct to push himself to spot hidden opportunities.

Advancing advanced technologies

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Digital transformation: Improving the odds of success

– Most digital transformations don’t yield the benefits that leaders expect. New research shows that five practices maximize the chance of extraordinary outcomes.
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The analytics academy: Bridging the gap between human and artificial intelligence

– As organizations rebuild their foundations to compete in the era of data and advanced analytics, in-house capability-building programs offer the best way to train workers up to the task.

Shifting the organization

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The helix organization

– Separating people-leadership tasks from day-to-day business leadership can help organizations strike a better balance between centralization and decentralization, reduce complexity, and embrace agility.
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How the British Army’s operations went agile

– Military commanders have had to change the way they operate in the field. Corporate executives should take note.

How society is reshaping business

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Five ways that ESG creates value

– Getting your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposition right links to higher value creation. Here’s why.
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Answering society’s call: A new leadership imperative

– How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?
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‘Don’t be the villain’: Niall Ferguson looks forward and back at capitalism in crisis

– The roots of discontent with global capitalism run deep, according to the historian. By looking back, business leaders can get a clearer view of what’s coming.

Research, trends, and emerging thinking

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Redefining the power industry

– Quick takes on the pressures posed by climate change—and potential responses.
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Automation and economic disparity: A new challenge for CEOs

– The automation age could widen economic disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, thus affecting where companies hire, invest, and locate.
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Bias busters: Getting both sides of the story

– How can the CEO break employees’ silence and get the critical input needed to make the right strategic moves?