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McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 19, 2019

Cybersecurity: Linchpin of the digital enterprise
As companies digitize businesses and automate operations, cyberrisks proliferate; here is how the cybersecurity organization can support a secure digital agenda.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 19, 2019

Ensuring financial sustainability while serving a growing Medicaid population
High-performing health systems have succeeded in "breaking even" in Medicare, but many continue to struggle to achieve similar results in Medicaid. A concerted effort to improve revenue can strengthen a system's financial sustainability.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 19, 2019

Removing roadblocks: A conversation with Seth Goldstrom
A well-functioning transformation office makes sure that activities produce results.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 18, 2019

Packaging solutions: Poised to take off?
Major trends are reshaping packaging solutions—and that could open new opportunities for players that are prepared to move fast.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 18, 2019

Bias busters: Knowing when to kill a project
You're keen on encouraging innovation and letting a thousand flowers bloom, but how do you sort the weeds from the seeds?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2019

Forced boil-off gas: The future of LNG as a fuel for LNG carriers
New limitations on sulphur emissions will require ship operators to consider alternative fuels. As a result, the use of forced boil-off liquefied natural gas is likely to increase.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2019

Lessons from leaders in Latin America's retail banking market
A look at how leading banks outperform in the world's fastest-growing banking market.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 16, 2019

The transformation office: Key success factors
A great transformation office is like a winning coach who pushes and encourages everyone to reach their goals.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 16, 2019

Global downstream outlook to 2035
Perspective on global refining markets and projections to 2035.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 16, 2019

How governments in emerging economies can help boost and sustain growth
McKinsey researchers find a new generation of outperforming nations, from the South China Sea to the Horn of Africa, which are leaving poverty behind, writes Jeongmin Seong in The Mandarin.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 16, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 16, 2019

Automation at scale: The benefits for payers
Process automation at scale is now feasible for most payers. When coupled with other next-generation digital tools, we estimate that it may enable many payers to reduce operational costs by up to 30 percent within five years.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 15, 2019

Growth dynamics in industrial robotics
In-depth research and a new qualitative survey suggest what's shaping the global industrial-robotics space and how OEMs and systems integrators can help unleash the potential.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 15, 2019

Will automation improve work for women - or make it worse?
Women will need to make far more significant transitions compared to men and may find it more difficult to capture new opportunities because of the persistent barriers they face, write Anu Madgavkar, Mekala Krishnan, and Kweilin Ellingrud in Harvard Business Review.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 14, 2019

Asia's future is now
Asia is on track to top 50 percent of global GDP by 2040 and drive 40 percent of the world's consumption, representing a real shift in the world's center of gravity.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

From promise to delivery: Overcoming the strategy problem in the public sector
To deliver better strategies and outcomes, governments need to tackle social dynamics in the cabinet room.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

How lean is your field force—really?
With the right approach, lean management can reduce your field force's cost, even while improving customer experience. But getting the details right matters.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

Have we reached peak integration between China and the world?
Amid trade tensions and rising protectionism in many countries, we appear to be at a turning point, write Jonathan Woetzel, Joe Ngai, and Jeongmin Seong in World Economic Forum Blog.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

Inside dynamics of a changing relationship
The relationship between China and the world is changing, and a key choice lies ahead: more engagement or less, write Jonathan Woetzel and Nick Leung in China Daily.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

Repeat performance: The continuing case for programmatic M&A
New research confirms that companies that regularly and systematically pursue moderately sized M&A deliver better shareholder returns than companies that don't.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

What matters in customer-experience transformations
McKinsey leaders provide an overview of the A, B, Cs of pulling together the building blocks of a customer-experience transformation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

Unlocking the full potential of city revenues
A disciplined approach to revenue development has been shown to increase potential additional revenues by 50 percent.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

The next big thing? Quantum computing's potential impact on chemicals
The chemical industry is poised to be an early beneficiary of the vastly expanded modeling and computational capabilities of quantum computing. Companies must act now to capture the benefits.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2019

The elements of success: A conversation with Jon Garcia and Wesley Walden
Before embarking on a transformation journey, a company must have five prerequisites in place.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 11, 2019

The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow
The health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the automation age.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 11, 2019

Recession and resilience: Opportunities for leaders in the next economic downturn
Economic ebbs and flows are called "cycles" for a reason. The challenge for healthcare leaders is not whether the next downturn will occur—it's whether you're ready for it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 11, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 10, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 10, 2019

Active portfolio management: Interview with Andy West
Senior partner Andy West discusses the latest trends in M&A in light of several recent high-profile divestitures.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 10, 2019

Admit it, your investments are stuck in neutral
New research shows that companies that know how to shift critical resources where and when they're needed share common traits. Rigor is the first one.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 10, 2019

Why do most transformations fail? A conversation with Harry Robinson
When 70 percent of transformations fail, a company needs a proven strategy to beat the odds.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 09, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 09, 2019

Mapping the automotive software-and-electronics landscape through 2030
The market for automotive software and for electrical and electronic components is expected to grow strongly in the next decade. What must companies know to succeed?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 09, 2019

OFSE quarterly: Firmer oil supports mild offshore recovery, while US onshore remains weak
As prospects of a longer-term structural recovery remain somewhat dim, challenges grow for oil-field services and equipment.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 03, 2019

Piloting a biotech leader to greater growth
Growth in a dynamic biotechnology industry requires empowering teams, making real-time adjustments, and shifting the mind-set to accelerate toward the end goal.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 02, 2019

Views from the top: What CEOs and other execs really think of marketing
Marketing is getting new respect from the C-suite as a driver of growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 02, 2019

The evolving perspectives and strategies of dairy executives
The past several years have seen a significant shift in how dairy CEOs are viewing future opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 02, 2019

The global relevance of New York State's clean-power targets
New York State has set ambitious decarbonization goals. What needs to happen to reach them?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 01, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 01, 2019

China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship
The relationship between China and the rest of the world is changing, and a great deal of value could be at stake depending on whether there is more or less engagement. Businesses will need to adjust to the uncertainty ahead.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 01, 2019

Bracing for consolidation in Asia-Pacific banking: The quest for scale
To emerge from a period of potential consolidation, Asia's banks must reinvent themselves or risk disappearing.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 30, 2019

Do you know where your budget is?
Businesses that can't see where their resources are going are flying blind. To respond to the unexpected, managers need new capabilities that show where they are and how much room they have to maneuver.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2019

Driving toward growth: Making difficult decisions and placing the customer first
The key to above-market growth at Aliaxis is a mind-set that keeps the customer first.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2019

Defining a public-cloud strategy: An interview with Michael Ørnø, of Denmark's Statens IT
Statens IT, the Danish government shared-service center for IT, has established a comprehensive government data center. The next step is to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the public cloud.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2019

North American gas outlook to 2030
Here's what you need to know about the North American outlook for gas demand, supply, and price to 2030.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2019

Traditional company, new businesses: The pairing that can ensure an incumbent's survival
To guard against disruption, established companies should launch new businesses that have start-up-like freedom—along with access to advantages that start-ups usually lack.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 27, 2019

The drumbeat of digital: How winning teams play
Pace and power go hand in hand for digital leaders, which typically run four times faster and pull critical strategic levers two times harder than other companies do.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 27, 2019

Development in the mobility technology ecosystem—how can 5G help?
Technology-driven ecosystems are emerging in the automotive industry. Here's what companies need to know about the new automotive technology stack, the players driving this transformation, and the issues they are grappling with.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 27, 2019

Discussions in digital: Making machine-driven marketing work
To work effectively with machines, marketers need to set up guardrails, then let the machines crunch the data and the humans focus on creativity and personalization.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 27, 2019

Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results
Executives' sentiments on the global economy are the lowest in years, amid growing concerns over trade conflicts. Meanwhile, their expectations about conditions at home remain more negative than positive.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 26, 2019

Getting a handle on warehousing costs
Rather than the traditional benchmark-based approach, a bottom-up analysis can determine what costs should be for any given warehouse, helping companies prioritize improvements and investments.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 26, 2019

Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications
While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 26, 2019

The evolution of the CFO
CFOs are playing an increasingly pivotal role in driving change in their companies. How should they balance their traditional responsibilities with the new CFO mandate?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 24, 2019

The global economy's next winners
Even as critics of free trade gain the upper hand, globalization, wholly of its own accord, is transforming in rich countries' favor, write Susan Lund, James Manyika, and Michael Spence in Foreign Affairs.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 24, 2019

How will changes in the automotive-component market affect semiconductor companies?
The rise of domain control units (DCUs) will open new opportunities for semiconductor companies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 24, 2019

Tackling the IoT opportunity for commercial lines insurance
The Internet of Things connects the world in truly exciting ways. Insurance carriers that capture the opportunities of IoT stand to boost revenues and reduce claims expenses.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 24, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 21, 2019

Education reform in Norway: Looking beyond politics to bring sustained change
Education policy in Norway has been shaped by data more than by doctrine. As a result, education reforms in the country have been supported by various governments across a broad political spectrum for more than a decade.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 21, 2019

The commercial response to cost volatility: How to protect margins against inflation and tariffs
For companies that respond strategically, input-cost increases can be an opportunity to restructure pricing, upgrade sales skills, and improve account management.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 20, 2019

Modernizing the US nuclear deterrent: An interview with Elizabeth Durham-Ruiz
The director of US Strategic Command's Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Enterprise Center describes recent efforts to engage the private sector in modernizing the US nuclear deterrent.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 20, 2019

Promoting an overdue digital transformation in healthcare
Research from over 30 countries offers insight into providing digital healthcare, including practical steps for key stakeholders.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 20, 2019

Marketing's moment is now: The C-suite partnership to deliver on growth
Is your marketing executive a Unifier, Loner, or Friend? The CMO's rapport with the C-suite is crucial in establishing marketing's role as a growth driver.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 20, 2019

Building an offshore wind industry along the US East Coast: The role of state collaboration
Collaboration among state governments across several tasks will contribute to the timely and cost-effective scaling of the emerging offshore wind industry along the US East Coast.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 20, 2019

Confronting overconfidence in talent strategy, management, and development
Best practices are well understood. But are companies following them as closely as their leaders claim?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 19, 2019

A guidebook for heavy industry's digital journey
Heavy industry has a lot to gain from the digital revolution. To capture the benefits, companies need the right kind of transformation plan.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 19, 2019

Six governing considerations to modernize marketing
Legacy structures and operations are keeping companies from taking full advantage of technology.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 18, 2019

Modular construction: From projects to products
Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories could dramatically change the way we build. Will modular construction make a sustainable impact this time around?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 18, 2019

How to win in insurance: Climbing the power curve
A small group of winners captures much of the economic profit in the insurance industry. New research quantifies just how far ahead the leaders are—and what other insurers can do to catch up.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 18, 2019

The future of personalization—and how to get ready for it
Personalization will be the prime driver of marketing success within five years. Here are the capabilities companies need to develop to stay ahead of the curve.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 16, 2019

Social Responsibility Report 2018
In this report, we share stories of the things we are doing, beyond our client work, to make a difference in our communities and for our planet.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 14, 2019

Capturing value in machinery and industrial automation as market dynamics change
Shifting growth patterns and digitization are reshaping the sector. A strategic response can help machinery and industrial automation companies to keep pace.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 14, 2019

For better healthcare claims management, think "digital first"
Although end-to-end digital claims management is still a distant vision, much can be gained from digitizing portions of the claims process today.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 14, 2019

The importance of a growth-leadership mindset 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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 13, 2019

Defining ‘on-time, in-full' in the consumer sector
Managing modern consumer-goods supply chains is demanding, but measuring supply-chain performance should be simple. It isn't yet— because of an inconsistent approach to the critical OTIF metric.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 12, 2019

A vision for medical affairs in 2025
Four core areas of medical-affairs activity combine to maximize patient experiences and outcomes.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 12, 2019

Meet the missing ingredient in successful sales transformations: Science
Data and analytics, combined with a personalized approach to performance management, are helping B2B sales execs inculcate best practices and significantly improve growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 11, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 11, 2019

Change vehicles: How robo-taxis and shuttles will reinvent mobility
Uncertainties surround the future of shared autonomous vehicles. Modeling scenarios for their development and adoption can help companies on the road ahead.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 10, 2019

Artificial intelligence in the United Kingdom: Prospects and challenges
The United Kingdom is one of Europe's AI leaders, and now needs to build on its strengths and tackle weaknesses.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 10, 2019

How banks can use ecosystems to win in the SME market
Profitably serving small and medium-sized enterprises has been a challenge for banks. An ecosystem approach may be the key to tapping this vast market.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 10, 2019

The future of women at work in the United Kingdom
Millions of women in the United Kingdom may need to transition between occupations and into higher-skilled jobs due to automation but those transitions could be challenging.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 07, 2019

Women in the healthcare industry
To see how the healthcare sector stacks up on gender equality, we look at employee experiences, policies, and the effectiveness of industry programs intended to promote diversity and inclusion.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 07, 2019

How to unlock marketing-led growth: Data, creativity, and credibility
Marketing has been on the front lines of the digital revolution, but the landscape has become much more complicated, requiring a focus on growth, data, and new modes of creativity.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 07, 2019

Agile: The new active ingredient in pharma development
Roche's Frank Duff and Malte Schutz explain how trust, a faster pace, and evolutionary design have transformed their highly technical (and highly regulated) work.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 07, 2019

Blockchain and retail banking: Making the connection
Caution is understandable when it comes to blockchain, but there are a number of areas where the technology could create value for retail banks.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 06, 2019

Tackling bias in artificial intelligence (and in humans)
AI has the potential to help humans make fairer decisions—but only if we carefully work toward fairness in AI systems as well.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 06, 2019

Why personalization matters for consumer privacy
A recent survey shows that personalized benefits can help address consumer data-privacy concerns.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 06, 2019

Used cars, new platforms: Accelerating sales in a digitally disrupted market
Dealers, investors, and disruptors can up their games to cater to digitally savvy used-car consumers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 05, 2019

Solutions and services in medical devices: White space or white elephants?
Medical-device players are venturing into adjacent value pools through solutions and services. What do they require to capitalize on the opportunity and deliver on their profitable growth aspirations?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 04, 2019

Navigating Asia's booming art market: An interview with Rebecca Wei, chairman of Christie's Asia
This 253-year-old auction house is betting on China as a source of growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 04, 2019

Five fifty: Getting small
Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of agile. Here's how senior executives can help them thrive.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 04, 2019

The present and future of women at work in Canada
The future of the Canadian economy holds opportunities for women but to capture them, women will need to successfully reskill and transition.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 04, 2019

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2019

The importance of innovation and purpose in capturing growth
At British telco giffgaff, growth comes from a formula for making the best decisions.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2019

What makes Asia ‘Asian'?
Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes what makes Asia's political economy distinctive.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2019

Finding the future of care provision: the role of smart hospitals
Smart hospitals make extensive use of innovative technologies to improve care quality and patient experience while reducing costs.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2019

Globalization's next chapter
Globalization isn't in retreat, but it has morphed into a very different phenomenon, increasingly powered by trade in services and by intraregional trade.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 30, 2019

Offshore-drilling outlook to 2035
Our perspective on the global offshore-drilling market offers projections to 2035.

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