Insights on Organization

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Are we long—or short—on talent?

– By looking at their supply of skills and talent in a new light today, organizations can take actions that better prepare their companies for tomorrow’s challenges.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Lessons from the front line of corporate nudging

– Executives setting up a behavioral-science unit should start by challenging themselves with six questions.
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Communications in mergers: The glue that holds everything together

– Structured communications are vital to clarify what comes next in a merger, separate fact from fiction, and forge success for... newly combined organizations.
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Zero-based productivity—Organization: Using zero-based principles to forge a purpose-built organization

– By redirecting resources and employees to higher-value areas, companies can ensure that organizational structure and spending... align with business strategy.
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What it takes to go agile

– McKinsey partners offer perspectives on the essential elements to become a truly agile organization.

Organizational Agility

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Agile Organizations

New ways of working are needed to survive and thrive in a fast-moving, technology-driven world.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Agility at the top

– Want a more agile company? Become a more agile leader.
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How to select and develop individuals for successful agile teams: A practical guide

– What personality traits and values help agile teams bloom? Discover ways to identify these when recruiting and coaching your people.
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Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to build 21st-century organizations

– To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform... themselves, their teams, and the organization.
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How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

– The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter,... including failing to create buy-in around an aspiration and forgetting to put culture first.

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Leadership & Organization Blog

Short and snackable insights on talent management, organizational design, agility, culture, change management, HR analytics and technology, leadership, and merger management from our experienced partners at the forefront of today’s trends.

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Harnessing agile

This collection explores the structural and cultural shifts required to go agile, as well as the surprising amount of conviction and personal changes required from senior leaders. It also features executives from a range of industries sharing stories of their journeys to becoming agile.

Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field

For professionals seeking to hone their organization’s learning and development efforts, Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field is the ideal resource.

Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.

Leadership at Scale: Better Leadership, Better Results

Leadership at Scale provides leaders with the systematic and fact-based leadership development approach they need to unlock organizational performance in today’s fast-paced business environment.

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McKinsey on Organization

Read or download our guides examining how your organization can realize its full potential.
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Seven essential elements of a lifelong-learning mind-set

– In a rapidly changing workplace, employees need to keep learning to remain relevant and in demand. Seven practices can help them... be mindful in their career path and achieve success.
Interview

Mind-sets matter in transformations: A conversation with Jon Garcia

– How can companies overcome the daunting odds against an organizational transformation succeeding?
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Personal resilience in transformations: A conversation with Jon Garcia

– As executives strive to enhance their companies’ well-being, they must be mindful of their own health.
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Shaping individual development along the S-curve

– An S-curve that shows growth mapped against time is a useful framework for enabling L&D to intervene at the right time, with... the right support.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Building data-driven culture: An interview with ShopRunner CEO Sam Yagan

– Sam Yagan, current ShopRunner CEO, cofounder of OkCupid, and former Match Group CEO, discusses the importance of culture for driving... data-based decision making, innovation, and, ultimately, company success.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Ten years at the top of a telco: An interview with Vittorio Colao

– The former CEO of Vodafone, who stepped down from the top job last September, reflects on the industry’s challenges and... what he learned as a successful global dealmaker.
Interview

Spotting Africa’s opportunities

– Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses perceived and real risk, as well as ways to harness the improved business environment... and empower women.
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The essential components of a successful L&D strategy

– The ACADEMIES framework is a useful tool for conceptualizing learning strategy.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Competitive advantage with a human dimension: From lifelong learning to lifelong employability

– As AI-enabled automation advances, organizations should embrace “lifelong employability,” which stretches traditional... notions of learning and development and can inspire workers to adapt, more routinely, to the evolving economy.
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A conversation with Jay Ireland, former president and CEO, GE Africa

– In this video, the seasoned executive speaks to what he learned about doing business in Africa and how to unleash the talent there.
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