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Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How automation could affect employment for women in the United Kingdom and minorities in the United States

– As adoption increases, new research looks into the consequences for women’s jobs in the United Kingdom and those of African American workers.
Book Excerpt

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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation

– Concerted and creative new solutions are needed to enable women to seize new opportunities in the automation age; without them,... women may fall further behind in the world of work.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth

– New research by the McKinsey Global Institute shows how good digital ID is a new frontier in value creation for individuals and... institutions around the world.

Homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area: The crisis and a path forward

– Homelessness in and around the San Francisco Bay Area continues to rise. Coordinated efforts among governments, nonprofits, and... the private sector could stem the crisis and spark progress.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation

– Indian consumers have strongly embraced digital technologies. Now India’s companies must follow suit.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

What makes an organization ‘healthy’?

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey... partners Rajesh Krishnan and Brooke Weddle about the ins and outs of organizational health.
Article - Harvard Business Review

Most of AI’s business uses will be in two areas

– An examination of more than 400 AI use cases revealed the two areas where AI can have the greatest impact, write the authors in... Harvard Business Review.

Winning in Africa’s agricultural market

– Private-sector companies can find practical solutions to enter and grow in Africa’s agricultural market.

Who wins in a 5G world?

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey... senior partners Ferry Grijpink and Philipp Nattermann—ahead of the headline telecommunications conference Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

One is the loneliest number

– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion... process.

Smarter cities are resilient cities

– Technology and data can help cities absorb future growth and weather any shocks that come their way.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

– Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave... of new technologies.

Winning in an era of unprecedented disruption: A perspective on US retail

– In light of the large-scale forces disrupting the US retail industry, once-optional moves have become imperatives.

Blockchain’s Occam problem

– Blockchain has yet to become the game-changer some expected. A key to finding the value is to apply the technology only when it... is the simplest solution available.

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

– What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning

– An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant... economic potential of advanced AI techniques.

The economics of homelessness in Seattle and King County

– Can a rising tide lift all boats? Here is a quick primer on the state of play in one fast-growth market.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Kai-Fu Lee’s perspectives on two global leaders in artificial intelligence: China and the United States

– Kai-Fu Lee shares his perspectives on developing and adopting artificial intelligence in China and the United States with McKinsey... Global Institute partner Michael Chui.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.

Does your airline still cross seat belts? A ten-point lean checklist for leaders

– Wasteful processes abound at many supposedly lean airlines. How does yours measure up?
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

– The world economy has recently returned to robust growth. But some familiar risks are creeping back, and new ones have emerged.

The progressive cloud: A new approach to migration

– Migrating applications and data to public-cloud platforms can be tricky. Companies can ease the transition with hybrid-cloud configurations... that progressively combine private- and public-cloud features.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy

– Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies,... and workers will need to be managed to maximize the benefits.

Closing the gap: Leadership perspectives on promoting women in financial services

– Men still make up most of the management ranks at banks and insurers. New survey data and interviews with female executives point... the way to improving gender diversity.
Report - McKinsey Quarterly

The business value of design

– How do the best design performers increase their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts?
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Applying artificial intelligence for social good

– AI is not a silver bullet, but it could help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems.



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