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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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China Brief: The state of the economy

– Welcome to the first edition of China Brief. In this series, linked to our monthly podcast, McKinsey on China,... our China-based partners share the latest insights from this dynamic market.
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Improving the management of complex business partnerships

– Adhering to four key principles can help companies increase the odds that their collaborations will create more value over their... life cycles.
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The future of manufacturing

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey... senior partner Katy George and partner Enno de Boer about the future of manufacturing—think digital and advanced analytics, not robots.
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The hidden benefits of value-added services in commercial lines insurance

– Value-added services can help insurers improve profitability, own the customer interface, and reinvent their product offerings.... To capture these benefits, companies must understand the changing needs of customers and brokers and expand new services beyond a core offering.
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Advanced analytics in asset management: Beyond the buzz

– Leading firms are applying advanced analytics across the full asset-management value chain—with real-world results.
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China’s chemical industry: New strategies for a new era

– China looks set to remain the fastest-growing major chemical market, but important changes are under way. To succeed in this next... stage of development, players will need to embrace a new set of strategies.
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How residential energy storage could help support the power grid

– Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery... providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues.
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The tougher competitors in emerging markets

– Companies in developing economies are becoming battle hardened as they vie for growth and plug into advanced technologies. Wealth... is piling up in areas of economic vitality.
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How to resist the allure of ‘glamour’ projects

– Shiny new initiatives can distract you from paying attention to other valuable but mundane projects and investments.
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Reducing lapses in healthcare coverage in the Individual and Medicaid markets

– Patterns in how consumers move in and out of Medicaid and Individual market coverage have important implications for both private-... and public-sector stakeholders.
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Technology + operations: A flywheel for performance improvement

– New automation techniques can provide the first step toward continuous, tech-enabled redesign of critical operations—forming... an intuitive ops-to-tech cycle in which tech improves ops, and vice versa.
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