The Best of McKinsey & Company
20+ most popular McKinsey & Company articles, as voted by our community.
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McKinsey & Company on Business
COVID-19: Implications for business
The COVID-19 outbreak is a human tragedy and has a growing impact on the global economy. This is McKinsey's evolving take on coronavirus' business implications.
Consumers care about sustainability—and back it up with their wallets
A joint study from McKinsey and NielsenIQ examines sales growth for products that claim to be environmentally and socially responsible.
McKinsey & Company on Digital Transformation
Why digital strategies fail
Most digital strategies don’t reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means to compete. Companies should watch out for five pitfalls.
Digital strategy in a time of crisis
Focus on digital strategy now -- during the coronavirus crisis -- to provide near-term help to employees, customers, and the broad set of stakeholders.
McKinsey & Company on Europe
Europe’s innovation wunderkinds: The rising B2B start-up ecosystem
While Europe’s B2B start-ups are becoming competitive, start-ups, investors, and corporates will need to share expertise and work as partners to realize the region’s full entrepreneurial potential.
«Three factors are likely to boost the growth potential of B2B start-ups in Europe: first, they provide great value for money; second, they profit from a mature regional ecosystem; and third, the European business landscape with its need for innovation is fertile ground for growing new innovation champions.»
Reviving innovation in Europe
European innovation is losing its edge. Five paths could build on existing strengths and help the continent scale up to meet the challenge.
McKinsey & Company on Fintech
AI-bank of the future: Can banks meet the AI challenge?
AI in banking may be the next big differentiator. Success requires a holistic transformation spanning multiple layers of the organization.
Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?
Companies can determine whether they should invest in the blockchain market by focusing on specific use cases and their position.
McKinsey & Company on Future
Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth
Agriculture must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand and several disruptive forces.
Retailers as ‘experience designers’: Brian Solis on shopping in 2030
In the future, the most successful retailers will employ experts in video-game design and spatial computing, predicts Brian Solis of Salesforce.com.
McKinsey & Company on Insurtech
Insurance 2030--The impact of AI on the future of insurance
The industry is on the verge of a seismic, tech-driven shift. A focus on four areas can position carriers to embrace this change.
Insurance beyond digital: The rise of ecosystems and platforms
Insurance companies have the opportunity to create new sources of revenue by rethinking their traditional roles and adopting an ecosystem mind-set.
McKinsey & Company on Leadership
Give me a break
Better output by working less?
Rising CEOs: Lessons from the McKinsey Leadership Forum
Preparing for the CEO role can be a challenge and a reward. These eight lessons drawn from more than 300 McKinsey Leadership Forum participants and the CEOs who advise them will benefit any top…
McKinsey & Company on Organization
The five trademarks of agile organizations
Agile organizations--of any size and across industries--have five key elements in common.
How to create an agile organization
Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the paths can vary, survey findings suggest how to start.
McKinsey & Company on Skills
McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of work
Research has shown that while the need for manual skills will decline, the demand for technological, social and higher cognitive skills will increase.
«We started from four broad skill categories—cognitive, digital, interpersonal, and self-leadership—then identified 13 separate skill groups belonging to those categories.»
Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work
Which skills will citizens need in the future? We surveyed 18,000 people in 15 countries to learn more.
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The top trends in tech
Which technology trends have the most momentum in an accelerating world? We ranked the top cross-industry trends that matter most for companies and executives.
«1. Applied AI 2. Next-generation computing 3. Trust architecture 4. Distributed infrastructure 5. Future of connectivity 6. Future of programming 7. Next-level process automation and virtualization 8. Bio Revolution 9. Future of clean technologies 10. Nanomaterials»
The state of AI in 2020
Our 2020 AI survey shows artificial intelligence has become a revenue driver and companies earning the most from AI plan to invest more in response to COVID-19.
The future of work after COVID-19
The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25% more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
What is design thinking?
Design thinking is a systemic, intuitive, customer-focused problem-solving approach that organizations can use to respond to rapidly changing environments and to create maximum impact.
These eight charts show how COVID-19 has changed B2B sales forever
Eight charts show that for B2B sales, digital is the wave of the post-COVID-19 future.
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