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McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 13, 2019

Best-in-class digital document processing: A payer perspective
Despite the promise of digitization, paper forms will remain for many years. Payers that find a better way to handle both paper-based and digital information will have a competitive advantage.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 13, 2019

Capturing value at scale in discrete manufacturing with Industry 4.0
The efforts of many companies to apply Industry 4.0 solutions are stuck in "pilot purgatory." Determining where to focus and how to scale can help generate a meaningful, lasting impact.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 13, 2019

How state and local governments win at attracting companies
Governments with the most effective business-attraction programs deploy comprehensive economic-development strategies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 13, 2019

How to master the seven-step problem-solving process
Structured problem solving can be used to address almost any complex challenge in business or public policy.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 13, 2019

When you pick that pre-worn jacket, the environment wins too
Andy Ruben of Yerdle draws on his experience in sustainability to discuss how companies can enter—and thrive in—the circular economy.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 12, 2019

Speak softly, make tough decisions: An interview with Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang
The chairman and CEO of China's e-commerce giant describes Alibaba's approach to innovation and how he balances analytics and instinct to push himself to spot hidden opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 12, 2019

How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work
When both you and your partner have demanding jobs, it's challenging to strike the right work-life balance. Can companies help dual-career couples juggle it all?

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 11, 2019

Preparing young leaders for the future of work: An interview with Wendy Kopp
"If we want kids to have meaningful careers, what educational outcomes do we need to work toward?" asks Wendy Kopp, CEO and cofounder of Teach For All and founder of Teach For America.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2019

Infographic: Europe's potential for biotech innovation
Europe has world-class universities, research institutions, medical centers, and hospitals that provide a strong base for sourcing and developing scientific innovation. However, this strength does not yet translate into patents for new medicines, as Europe trails both China and the United States in that area. Increased investment in biotech may hold the key to helping grow Europe's share of new drugs. Europe's biotechs currently receive only 20 percent of the funding their US counterparts do. Read more in "Biotech in Europe: A strong foundation for growth and innovation."

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2019

Latin America's digital spring: work in progress
As well as boosting productivity, automation and other technologies can help small and midsize companies expand their consumer base and go global, write Jaana Remes and Andres Cadena in Financial Times.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2019

Latin America's missing middles
By taking advantage of digital disruption, the region has a golden opportunity to nurture faster growth that benefits everyone, write Jaana Remes and Homi Kharas in Project Syndicate.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2019

Life insurance in China: Four priorities to transform the agency channel
Chinese insurers can take four strategic actions to boost agency productivity and professionalize their core distribution channel.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2019

The global case for customer experience in government
The latest research shows: when government agencies offer a better customer experience, they deliver measurable impact across multiple priorities. Public-sector leaders should pick their spots and be bold.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 09, 2019

Resilience and value: A CFO tool kit for withstanding shocks
New research has identified a set of capabilities that allow an organization to repeatedly bounce back from setbacks or adapt quickly to new trends. CFOs are supremely well placed to ensure that these "resilience assets" are in place.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 09, 2019

Fiscal resilience: Tools to manage state budgets in an age of uncertainty
When the next economic downturn comes, states will need to be more deliberate about how they manage expenditures and revenues than ever before.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 06, 2019

Global refining: Profiting in a downstream downturn
Amid long-term margin declines in the global refining market, players must move quickly to adjust their portfolio strategies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 06, 2019

Capturing current and future value in Asia-Pacific insurance
In this video, McKinsey senior partner Bernhard Kotanko discusses the most attractive value pools in Asia insurance today and, looking ahead, suggests how to capture that value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 06, 2019

How to untap the full potential: An integrated—not isolated—view on cost
Consumer-goods corporations have already turned the screws on costs. To capture further potential, they need to adopt cross-functional approaches.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 06, 2019

Securing software as a service
Here is how SaaS providers can meet the security needs of their enterprise customers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 05, 2019

Telecom operators: Surviving and thriving through the next downturn
Telco operators are more vulnerable today than they were ten years ago. To thrive through the next economic downturn and beyond, they must act now—and with focus.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 05, 2019

Australia's infrastructure innovation imperative
For 30 years, Australia has helped lead innovation in infrastructure planning, financing, and delivery. New challenges now create a need for change in prioritisation, design, and productivity.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 04, 2019

Bias busters: Getting both sides of the story
How can the CEO break employees' silence and get the critical input needed to make the right strategic moves?

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 04, 2019

Global gas and LNG outlook to 2035
Expansion in the gas and LNG markets continues, with LNG demand expected to increase 3.6 percent per year to 2035.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 04, 2019

The future of work in South Africa: Digitisation, productivity and job creation
Digitisation and automation could result in a net gain of up to 1.2 million jobs in South Africa by 2030, and companies need to move fast to capitalise on these opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2019

Infographic: Europe's biotech hot spots
Europe has a complex biotech landscape, with hundreds of companies, multiple paths to innovation and financing, and marked differences among countries. To see through the complexity, we grouped approximately 1,000 European biotech companies into eight clusters based on country, modality, and therapeutic area. We identified biotech hot spots as well as trends and possible directions for the region. Read more in "Biotech in Europe: A strong foundation for growth and innovation."

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2019

Analytics for grid decision making
The energy transition will make grid planning and operations increasingly challenging for transmission and distribution operators.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 30, 2019

Five Fifty: Tech for the greater good
Can advanced technologies like AI improve the well-being of humans? Only if we more carefully manage its deployment, and its effects on human labor.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 29, 2019

Enabling at-scale government transformations through partner support
Many governments are working with philanthropic organizations on transformation efforts. Both sides can take steps to assure they get the most out of the relationship.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 29, 2019

Agile in enterprise resource planning: A myth no more
ERP transformations are never easy. Agile can help improve your results.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 29, 2019

How to double the odds that your change program will succeed
Large-scale organizational change is more likely to stick if executives apply equal discipline and rigor to the hard and soft elements that matter.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2019

Mind-set: The key to growth in the digital age
To maximize growth, leaders need a growth-focused mind-set and a willingness to place bets on the future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2019

Mindset: The key to growth in the digital age
To maximize growth, leaders need a growth-focused mindset and a willingness to place bets on the future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2019

America's future of work
As intelligent machines enter the workplace, some occupations are shrinking. At the same time, the economy is generating new jobs—although they may be different occupations in different locations. What does the future of work hold for places and people across the United States?

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2019

An incredible year for Impossible Foods
CFO David Lee believes the company's continued success will depend heavily on its ability to create many more "craveable" products and to maintain its corporate culture.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2019

McKinsey & Company moves to new London home
Bold design and smart technology combine to create a space that will foster client impact and peak performance

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2019

Manufacturing and trade in Asia
Executives in Asia should align their manufacturing footprints with shifting trade flows.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2019

Asia's opportunity for growth in banking
Asia is the world center for banking growth, with consumer finance at the forefront.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2019

Expanding electric-vehicle adoption despite early growing pains
The latest analysis of our Electric Vehicle Index shows the global electric-light-vehicle industry continues to make solid progress. To accelerate growth further, several hurdles need to be overcome.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 23, 2019

Biotech in Europe: A strong foundation for growth and innovation
European companies have an opportunity to play a stronger role in the industry by focusing on three factors.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 23, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 23, 2019

The invisible hand: On the path to autonomous planning in food retail
It's not news to food retailers: sometimes your stocks are too high, sometimes they're too low. Advanced planning now gives them entirely new options for solving the expensive problem—and cuts costs in the process.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 22, 2019

Unlocking market access for gene therapies in the United States
Gene therapy holds great promise for treating a variety of diseases, but without changes, today's payment system could limit the number of patients who benefit.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 22, 2019

Rethinking procurement in retail
For retailers, procurement is no longer solely a matter of negotiating "A" brands. Private labels and verticalization are trending. Advanced approaches and tools help get procurement in shape for the future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 21, 2019

The evolution of healthcare-provider profit pools
Why nonhospital-provider segments are primed for growth—and why that matters.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 21, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 21, 2019

How insurers should think about digital in distribution
In this video, McKinsey partner Sumit Popli discusses the role bancassurance, digitization, and digital distribution have been playing in Asia and what this means for insurers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 21, 2019

How customs agencies can help special economic zones succeed
When agencies have a seat at the table and participate in areas such as governance and stakeholder relations, these zones have the best chance of promoting economic growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2019

Chemicals manufacturing 2030 : More of the same…but different
A decade from now, chemicals plants may look similar from the outside. But the inside will be very different.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2019

Debate: Will delivery UAVs scale by 2030?
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a hot topic of debate. McKinsey asked two professionals close to the issue to weigh in on whether they believe UAVs will gain traction and claim a significant share of urban deliveries by 2030.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2019

Decoding digital transformation in construction
Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital's value across their enterprises.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2019

The human side of digital supply chains
On its own, technology won't be enough to fix your supply chain.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 19, 2019

The diversity opportunity for new CEOs
New McKinsey research has uncovered a fascinating correlation between gender diversity and corporate performance.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 19, 2019

Asia's energy transition
The future of the energy sector in Asia will likely be driven by renewables and innovative energy technology.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 19, 2019

Innovating business models to boost India's economy
Many Indian companies need to transition from being founder-led to more effectively implementing professional processes, improving corporate-governance standards, and devising new business models.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 16, 2019

How to win in Asian real estate
The fragmented real-estate industry in Asia has no clear winner—but lots of opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 16, 2019

How to beat your biases and make better investment decisions
Cognitive biases can trip up even the most experienced executives but can be defeated using proven techniques.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 16, 2019

Alternative proteins: The race for market share is on
Consumer interest in non-meat-based protein options is increasing globally. Food industry players that want to capture the opportunity must understand the evolving market dynamics and where to place their bets.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 15, 2019

Next-generation supply chain—transforming your supply chain operating model for a digital world
In a digital age, most supply chains run on old principles and processes. A few leaders can show us how a new operating model can answer the demands of today—and tomorrow.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 15, 2019

The public sector gets serious about customer experience
As public expectations rise, government agencies are doubling down on improving service delivery to delight their customers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 14, 2019

The keys to esports marketing: Don't get ‘ganked'
Esports is fast becoming one of the most popular spectator sports for young US men. But brands looking to capitalize should first learn the complex rules of this new, global game.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 14, 2019

The productivity imperative in insurance
Most carriers are struggling to meet their cost of capital, and productivity has barely moved over the past decade. Taking a more structural approach to productivity is required to make significant progress.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 14, 2019

Optimizing mining feasibility studies: The $100 billion opportunity
With mining and metals projects becoming increasingly complex, more rigorous feasibility studies help prevent cost and schedule overruns, and maximize value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 13, 2019

What executives are reading in 2019
Time to restock your shelves? We asked leaders of some of the world's biggest organizations to share the books they look forward to reading or revisiting.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 13, 2019

The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap
The persistent racial wealth gap in the United States is a burden on black Americans as well as the overall economy. New research quantifies the impact of closing the gap and identifies key sources of this socioeconomic inequity.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 12, 2019

The hidden value of improved capital-expenditure management in pharma
Pharmaceutical companies can reap huge rewards from the hundreds of smaller projects they manage, not just from the occasional big one. Thinking about value, not just costs, is key.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 12, 2019

The Chinese luxury consumer
If you're in luxury goods and services, China is the story.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 12, 2019

Paths to profitability in US unconventionals
After years of high growth, the US unconventionals sector has yet to deliver cash flow or returns to investors across the full cycle. To achieve profitability, shale producers will need to transform their organizations and shift their strategic focus from growth to value creation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 09, 2019

Peak energy, peak oil, and the rise of renewables: An executive's guide to the global energy system
Global energy demand is headed toward a plateau over the next ten to 20 years, as the world focuses on electrification, energy efficiency, and more service-driven economic growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 09, 2019

Retail ghost town
The decline in the need for space in Australian traditional brick and mortar retail calls for a survival plan.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 09, 2019

Ready to ‘where': Getting sharp on apparel omnichannel excellence
Brands and retailers are moving quickly to provide more seamless omnichannel shopping experiences—but your customers are moving faster.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 09, 2019

Three long-term trends changing business in China
An aging population, automation, and the democratization of people's jobs will be crucial factors for companies in China to manage.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 09, 2019

Transformative healthcare growth through diversification
Five lessons to consider when moving beyond your core business

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 08, 2019

Want better strategies? Become a bulletproof problem solver
The value of creative and strategic thinkers capable of solving complex problems has never been higher.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 08, 2019

Korean manufacturing's digital transformation must escape ‘pilot purgatory'
South Korean manufacturers need more than gradual improvements—they need complete transformations through digital technologies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 08, 2019

Flip the ratio: Taking IT from bottleneck to battle ready
A new way to focus on outcomes and results can free IT organizations to spend more time on business priorities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 07, 2019

How digital is powering the next wave of growth in key-account management
New research highlights what the best-performing sales organizations are doing.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 07, 2019

Reducing indirect labor costs at semiconductor companies
Digital tools could bring new productivity and efficiency gains to indirect functions. Why do semiconductor companies hesitate to use them?

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 07, 2019

More than values: The value-based sustainability reporting that investors want
Nonfinancial reports helped stimulate the growth of sustainable investing. Now investors are questioning current reporting practices—and calling for changes that executives and board members must understand.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 06, 2019

Can artificial intelligence help society as much as it helps business?
The answer is yes—but only if leaders start embracing technological social responsibility (TSR) as a new business imperative for the AI era.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 06, 2019

The coming evolution of field operations
New technologies are reshaping aftermarket services—and both customers and providers can benefit.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 06, 2019

Supercharging the ROI of your care management programs
Using advanced analytics and digital capabilities to improve the design and implementation of care management programs can promote better patient outcomes and an improved return on investment (ROI).

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 05, 2019

Radically rethink your strategy: How digital B2B ecosystems can help traditional manufacturers create and protect value
Machinery companies that partner in a B2B ecosystem could fend off new waves of tech competition by developing the capacity to deliver innovative aftersales and services offers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 05, 2019

Unlocking business acceleration in a hybrid cloud world
Companies that have moved operations to the cloud still aren't achieving the desired operational agility. A renewed focus on people, processes, and policies can unlock the cloud's full potential.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 05, 2019

Building self-sustaining public transport: An interview with William Sabandar, president director of MRT Jakarta
Jakarta's flagship rapid-transit project has proven successful within its first year. MRT's director envisions a total of 230 kilometers of railway alleviating some of the world's worst congestion.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 05, 2019

Arsenic: Will it take the shine off the red metal?
With environmental regulations becoming increasingly stringent, arsenic looks set to pile ever more pressure on copper producers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 05, 2019

Done deal? Why many large transactions fail to cross the finish line
Our research shows that many large mergers and acquisitions are abandoned before closing because of value-creation, regulatory, and political issues. Here's how to improve the odds of success.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2019

Digital health ecosystems: A payer perspective
Creating or participating in a digital health ecosystem can allow payers to take advantage of their central position in the healthcare landscape and expand in new directions.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2019

Prime Day and the broad reach of Amazon's ecosystem
Amazon's Prime Day successes go way beyond sales. Retailers can learn from Amazon's focus on leveraging and building out its ecosystem.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2019

The future of women in Asia's workforce
The potential for women in Asia to raise their economic position is great, but automation will present unique challenges for women in the workforce.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 01, 2019

Social spending: Managing a $5 trillion challenge
Spending on social priorities, such as pensions, unemployment support, and disability, account for a large portion of government expenditure, yet many services fail to meet customer expectations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 01, 2019

Private equity exit excellence: Getting the story right
While a successful exit has many elements, a clear and evidence-backed equity story detailing the asset's potential may be the most important. Three key principles can help funds maximize exit returns.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 01, 2019

M&A success, powered by advanced analytics
As M&A activity and acquisition premiums hit historic highs, companies can use advanced analytics to increase value and accelerate impact during integration.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 01, 2019

Demystifying dealmaking: Lessons from M&A veterans
Two longtime experts in mergers and acquisitions describe what works—and what doesn't—in corporate dealmaking, including how to approach the role of activist investors.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 31, 2019

China's $70 billion opportunity: An interview with Cheng Hye Cheah, co-chairman of Value Partners
This asset-management company is leading the way in China.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 31, 2019

Don't squander the techno revolution
Realizing the potential from the new era of artificial intelligence and automation will require governments and businesses to manage the development and diffusion of frontier technologies carefully, write Christopher Pissarides and Jacques Bughin in Project Syndicate.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 31, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 30, 2019

Flow control: Sector at a crossroads?
The sector's performance has plateaued in recent years. But flow control's best days may still be ahead, given increasing demand and technological advancements.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 30, 2019

Auchan China's chairman on the future of grocery
Ludovic Holinier, executive chairman of Auchan Retail China, reflects on his two-year stint as CEO of China's largest hypermarket chain and shares his views on what lies ahead for food retailers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 30, 2019

Marketing consumer durables in India: A journey into the minds of digital-age consumers
A new McKinsey metric helps Indian marketers get buyers' attention at the beginning of their decision journey—when it counts the most.

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