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Tapping into the business value of design

Tapping into the business value of design

Design, whether it’s of products or experiences, is not only about aesthetics but also about specific actions taken to boost revenues and customer engagement.

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How to win in Africa

– The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution.

In pursuit of prosperity

– Why do some emerging economies grow rapidly while others languish? New research highlights the role of public policy, effective... government, and globally competitive companies.

Straight talk about employee evaluation and performance management

– Managing employee performance successfully requires real support for managers and a process that is recognized as fair.

From start-up to scale: A conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie

– The cloud-service cofounder and CEO talks about innovation, disruption, and harnessing the next big thing.

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Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters

– Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond... small pilots to widespread adoption.

Behavioral science in business: Nudging, debiasing, and managing the irrational mind

– Behavioral science has become a hot topic in companies and organizations trying to address the biases that drive day-to-day decisions... and actions.

How to implement and sustain organizational change

– The fundamentals of change implementation are crucial for not only top-level executives but also frontline managers who are involved... in the day-to-day work.

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Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

– McKinsey global managing partner Dominic Barton discusses how executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time... identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles.

Microsoft’s next act

– CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.

Disruption, friction, and change: The hallmarks of a true transformation

– A company transformation is a holistic, top-priority endeavor that requires aggressive focus from the management team to reach... the full potential of a business.

Pinpointing the global forces that drive progress

– Companies that pay close attention to the trends and shifts affecting growth and productivity can help create a new societal deal... for prosperity.

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How can business leaders make the new world of work better for people?

– John Donahoe of ServiceNow and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn speak about how businesses can play a role in improving work for people... in the age of automation and artificial intelligence.

How can business leaders, policy makers, and individuals prepare today for the jobs of tomorrow?

– Zoë Baird and Tim O’Reilly share their perspectives on the disruptive impact that automation and artificial intelligence... will have on society, and their advice for what we need to do today to smooth the transition.

How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation?

– New workplace trends such as automation, AI, and the gig economy are generating a need for policies that create jobs and work... that is more fulfilling.

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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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.

Make working capital work harder for you

– Companies can unlock value by managing working capital more effectively. Top performers are transforming the cash-conversion culture... across the organization and implementing advanced digital-analytics solutions.

Tapping into the business value of design

– Design, whether it’s of products or experiences, is not only about aesthetics but also about specific actions taken to boost... revenues and customer engagement.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Patrick Conway, MD, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

– Patrick Conway, MD, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina shares his perspective on embracing challenges... and disruptions in healthcare, improving the patient experience, and preparing for the future with Celia Huber, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company in a June 2018 conversation.

The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’

– The value from Operations 4.0 comes from how it unleashes productivity gains across a wide range of measurements. But to achieve... those results, businesses must do more than launch pilot after pilot.

How leading CEOs manage their middle tenures

– Five principles are useful in guiding CEOs in their third, fourth, and fifth years on the job.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System

– Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System, shares her perspective on embracing challenges and... disruptions in healthcare, improving patients’ experience, and preparing for the future, with David Nuzum, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company in a June 2018 conversation.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Patrick J. Geraghty, CEO, Florida Blue

– Patrick J. Geraghty, CEO, Florida Blue shares his perspective on navigating a changing healthcare environment, embracing challenges... and disruptions, and preparing for the future with Prashanth Reddy, Partner, McKinsey & Company in a June 2018 conversation.

The Operations 4.0 podcast: More technology, more human

– Operations 4.0 builds on technology to deliver major productivity and performance improvement. But human beings are at least as... important for sustained Ops 4.0 success.

How to take the measure of innovation

– By combining two simple metrics, companies can gain valuable insights into their innovation performance.

Demystifying AI and machine learning for executives

– In this interview, Tamim Saleh cuts through the hype around artificial intelligence with guidance for executives about where and... how to employ AI in their businesses.
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