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Facing the future: Britain’s new industrial revolution

– By embracing new technologies, UK manufacturers have an opportunity to reinvigorate their sector.
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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
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COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also gaps and vulnerabilities.
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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly. What does it hold in store? Our analysis offers some scenarios to understand potential... outcomes. We also look at the effects of boosters, the potential waning of vaccine efficacy, and new oral therapeutics.
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Survey: UK consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

– Along with optimism in the economy, UK consumers intent to spend increased. Many report switching brands, modifying out-of-home... activities, and shopping online.
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The economic case for reskilling in the UK: How employers can thrive by boosting workers’ skills

– In about 75 percent of cases, it pays for an organisation to reskill an employee—yet few do this systematically. Here’s... why, and what companies should do differently.
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Survey: UK B2B decision maker response to COVID-19 crisis

– The next normal of sales: What has changed and how to win
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Problems amid progress: Improving lives and livelihoods for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom

– Britain has made progress on advancing ethnic equality. But minorities are still disadvantaged in many ways, and some groups are... particularly vulnerable to economic shocks.
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Agile resilience in the UK: Lessons from COVID-19 for the ‘next normal’

– Agility has been a useful attribute for many global and UK-based organizations weathering the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how... they can build on agile practices for more long-term operational resilience.

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Building 21st century companies in Asia

– Asia’s corporate landscape is changing rapidly and the role and priorities of CEOs may need to evolve.
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Prioritizing customer experience in government

– The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity to center customer experience in dealings with government agencies. This benefits... customers, government employees, and agencies’ reputations alike.
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Addressing the unprecedented behavioral-health challenges facing Generation Z

– A series of consumer surveys and interviews conducted by McKinsey finds Gen Zers reporting the least positive life outlook, including... lower levels of emotional and social well-being than older generations.
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Digital disruption: The rise of eB2B in fragmented retail

– Fragmented routes to market are being digitalized around the world. Profitability has been elusive for the disruptors, but a thorough... blueprint, the right value proposition, and an ecosystem model can help.
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How to deal with price increases in this inflationary market

– The return of inflation makes price negotiation a more demanding—and strategically critical—capability.
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The CEO agenda in 2022: Harnessing the potential of growth jolts

– Despite uncertainties, the US economy is robust. The year ahead could jolt further growth.
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The data-driven future of storytelling: MIT’s Deb Roy on the message and the medium

– The head of MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication talks about how data can help storytellers, what audiences of the... future might look like, and why artificial intelligence cannot replace human creativity.
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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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Decarbonizing the built environment: Takeaways from COP26

– How can the cement and construction industry achieve net zero by 2050? Here are the key takeaways from a roundtable discussion... McKinsey hosted at the COP26 Climate Change Conference.
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Forward Thinking on the transformative role of intangible assets in companies and economies with Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

– “William Blake talked about the dark Satanic mills, these inhuman pieces of tangible capital. Intangible capital is in some... ways about what makes us human. It’s about ideas, and it’s about relationships. It’s about expressiveness. Some people may ask whether we should we be making that the basis of the economy. But we would argue that this is actually making those things that matter to us as humans more central to our thriving.”
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Redefining corporate functions to better support strategy and growth

– Striking the right balance between decentralized functions and centralized control starts with addressing the needs of business... units.
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