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Delivering through diversity

– Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
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What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

– In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.
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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.

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.

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.

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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McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 1: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, shows how companies can unlock big strategic moves to... boost their odds of success, why competing in the digital age demands an agile organization, and how to navigate advances in artificial intelligence.
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How to confront uncertainty in your strategy

– Lack of certainty about the future is the very reason you need a strategy. Instead, embrace probability.
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How will automation affect jobs, skills, and wages?

– As the nature of work changes with automation, millions of people may need to switch occupations and acquire new skills.

What every utility CEO should know about blockchain

– Blockchain technology can streamline transactions along the utility value chain. Here is a look at six emerging applications.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Digitizing dairy in China

– The CEO of China’s second-largest dairy company describes how data and artificial intelligence are shaking up how he does... business.

Discussions in digital: What’s a marketing ecosystem and what does it mean for marketers?

– Marketing ecosystems are creating new professional opportunities—and making new demands. Here’s how today’s... marketing leaders are adapting.
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Strong aggregate demand: Critical for reaping benefits of digitisation

– Although digitisation offers a potential way back from the slowdown of productivity growth, its benefits will require a strengthening... of aggregate demand, write Jacques Bughin, Hans-Helmut Kotz, and Jan Mischke in Vox.

What a teardown of the latest electric vehicles reveals about the future of mass-market EVs

– McKinsey and A2Mac1 analyzed design choices that can help pave the way to profitable mass-market EVs.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The T-word

– Is your corporate transformation doomed to failure? Here’s advice for beating the long odds of success.

The CEO of Guardian Life on talent in an age of digital disruption

– By rethinking its approach to talent management and introducing agile working practices, the company aims to stay a step ahead... of disruptive competitors.

Elevating customer satisfaction and growth through service to solutions

– To generate more value from customer-care channels, companies must look beyond a focus on sales alone. A comprehensive approach... to omnichannel engagement can point the way.

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