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Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age

– New research explains why the United Kingdom has been experiencing historically low productivity growth and what can be done to return to long-run averages.
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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

– Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side... solutions to make progress.
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Remaking the bank for an ecosystem world

– Global banking-industry performance has been lackluster. Now comes the hard part: the rise of nonbanking platform companies targeting... the most profitable parts of the banking value chain.
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What is the future of work?

– A new podcast series from the McKinsey Global Institute explores how technologies like automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence... are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills we need to work.
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Productivity: The route to Brexit success

– The United Kingdom’s post-Brexit future is uncertain. But one thing is clear: boosting economic growth will depend heavily on... addressing long-standing productivity challenges.
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Why diversity matters

– New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

– Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female... employees to the workforce.

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The new plastics economy: A Danish research, innovation and business opportunity

– This report explores the circular economy within plastics for Denmark, a new plastics economy. Firstly, it considers the “plastics... challenge” from international and domestic plastics consumption and waste management to remaining knowledge gaps. The second part define a potential vision, targets, and areas of action to tackle the plastics challenge to thereby capture the research, innovation, and business opportunities that it offers.
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How analytics can drive smarter engineering and construction decisions

– Three applications illustrate how companies are beginning to embrace data-driven solutions while establishing a foundation for... future initiatives.
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Winning in an era of unprecedented disruption: A perspective on US retail

– In light of the large-scale forces disrupting the US retail industry, once-optional moves have become imperatives.
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How to transform your airline

– Airline transformations are often necessary—and always difficult. We lay out five rules for success.
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Leadership lessons from Africa’s trailblazers

– How five leaders are seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges to build successful organizations in—and a brighter... future for—the nations of Africa.
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Should sub-Saharan Africa make its own drugs?

– A comprehensive analysis of the business, economic, and public-health impact finds the potential for local production of pharmaceuticals... to be a mixed bag.
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Beyond the Industrial Revolution education model: Sal Khan on training and skills in the 21st century

– The founder of online-learning not-for-profit Khan Academy shares what an era of automation and artificial intelligence means... for education.
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Digital transformation: The CFO’s role

– With their role sitting at the center of the strategic-planning process and financial disciplines, CFOs are well positioned to... become critical drivers of digital transformation.
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A long-term vision for the European automotive industry

– Technological disruption is redefining mobility globally. How can Europe capitalize on its past successes to shape the emerging... mobility ecosystem and craft an even more successful future?
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Digital is reshaping US health insurance—winners are moving fast

– Although some payers are succeeding with digital, many risk being overtaken by disruptors. A winning formula of concrete steps... can help other payers along the path to digital transformation.
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