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Getting personal about change

– The need to shift mind-sets is the biggest block to successful transformations. The key lies in making the shift both individual and institutional—at the same time.
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A better way to lead large-scale change

– By methodically putting equal emphasis on the hard and soft elements of leading change, organizations can more than double their... odds of success.
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Transforming safety culture: Insights from the trenches at a leading oil and gas company

– Total’s Bernadette Spinoy details how safety was embedded into the organization’s DNA.
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The secret ingredient of successful big deals: Organizational health

– Creating value from a merger is not easy. Acquirers that get it right start with an overlooked advantage: a healthy organization.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Matching talent to value

– The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top. Getting the right people in these critical seats... can turbocharge performance.

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.
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Growing your own agility coaches to adopt new ways of working

– Agile coaches play a vital role in enterprise-wide agile transformations. To develop enough coaches, companies should create specialized... training academies.
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Giants can dance: Agile organizations in asset-heavy industries

– The agile revolution is sweeping across industries, and asset-heavy companies are taking note. We explore how and where they can... capture the benefits of agility while preserving safety and assurance.
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The journey to an agile organization

– You know what an agile organization is, and why it’s important. But figuring out how to pull off an agile transformation... is another question.
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Performance management in agile organizations

– Performance management is tough enough in traditional organizations; in agile organizations, three changes are essential to success.

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Building agile capabilities: The fuel to power your agile ‘body’

– To move your organization from targeted experimentation to driving agility at scale, it’s crucial to focus on agile capability... building.
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To succeed in a healthcare transformation, focus on organizational health

– In transformations, healthcare providers and payers must attend to their organizational health, not just their short-term performance.
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Creating high-performance innovation teams at scale

– For innovation initiatives to succeed, they must be staffed with the right combination of talent.
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Five Fifty: Call your broker

– Fed up with turf wars, silos, and other company dysfunctions? Energize the “brokers” who knit together your organization’s formal... and informal networks.
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Happiness and work: An interview with Lord Richard Layard

– The preeminent happiness researcher shares some surprising results on connecting well-being, mental health, and how employers... can play a role in improving our lives at work.
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Five Fifty: Meeting time

– Want to better manage your time? Start by looking at the meetings that consume the clear majority of the average executive’s... schedule
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Fine-tuning the growth engine: M&A in engineering and construction

– The engineering-and-construction sector is seeing a merger wave. To avoid a wipeout, focus on culture, capabilities, and value... capture.
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Confronting overconfidence in talent strategy, management, and development

– Best practices are well understood. But are companies following them as closely as their leaders claim?
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The importance of a growth-leadership mind-set in capturing growth

– Business leaders need three capabilities to drive growth: mind-set, curiosity, and a willingness to adapt to the client and the... market.
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All in: From recovery to agility at Spark New Zealand

– Three members of the telco’s top team describe the challenges and rewards of implementing agile rapidly—and the power... of a “no plan B” approach to change.
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