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McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2021

Five retail banking products that unite value and a sense of purpose
As increasing numbers of customers look for products and services with positive social or environmental impacts, banks can add value through innovation.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2021

Gene-therapy innovation: Unlocking the promise of viral vectors
Viral-vector gene therapies show great promise, but the full extent of their clinical impact in the long term is not yet certain. Success depends on innovative solutions that remain under development.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2021

Making every part count: A component view on disruption in the automotive aftermarket for light vehicles until 2030
While the global aftermarket is expected to grow through 2030, key trends will have a different effect on vehicle components. Therefore, customized strategies will be critical for market stakeholders.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2021

The resilience imperative: Succeeding in uncertain times
Strengthening institutional resilience has never been more important.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2021

What executives are saying about the future of hybrid work
Organizations are clear that postpandemic working will be hybrid. After that, the details get hazy.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2021

Virtually possible: Getting remote work right for G&A functions
Companies are weighing permanent shifts to remote working. For general and administrative (G&A) functions, such arrangements offer advantages—and drawbacks. To find the right model, let form follow function.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2021

Global VC view: Funding startups in the next normal
The boom that tech startups have been experiencing has continued through the pandemic. Two leading venture capitalists talk about how investing in them is changing.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2021

Grabbing hold of the new future of work
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped existing workforce trends and catalyzed new ones. Here's the latest on what's next—and what to do about it.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2021

Petrochemicals 2020: A year of resilience and the road to recovery
Most companies showed recovery of revenues and profits to pre-COVID-19 levels in the third and fourth quarters. A deeper dive into the numbers illustrates several implications for 2021.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2021

Benchmarking in the dairy industry: Strengthening performance amid double volatility
The dairy industry faces shifting demand and price pressure. Continuous benchmarking processes can help identify emerging areas of excellence and the possibility of higher-impact improvements.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 13, 2021

Creating strong digital B2B channels at industrial companies
The digital solutions common at many companies are new to most industrials. How can digitization take root in this complex industry?

McKinsey Quarterly
May 13, 2021

Efficient and sustainable last-mile logistics: Lessons from Japan
Delivery droids may be the solution to keep costs and environmental impact low, if stakeholders collaborate to pave the way.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 13, 2021

Fast-forward: Will the speed of COVID-19 vaccine development reset industry norms?
A review of the funding, operational, technological, and regulatory factors that allowed for fast development of COVID-19 vaccines shows which will remain relevant for future efforts—and which won't.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 13, 2021

Precision medicine in practice: Strategies for rare cancers
The small number of people with rare diseases raises challenges for the development and launch of all therapies for such conditions, but rare cancers face extra barriers to widespread treatment.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 12, 2021

How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed dairy preferences among US consumers
The future of dairy consumption postpandemic is unclear. But a recent consumer survey may offer some clues for dairy companies.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 12, 2021

Enterprise cybersecurity: Aligning third parties and supply chains
In today's riskier, more connected environment, organizations must collaborate closely with external partners to reduce vulnerabilities to cyberattackers.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 12, 2021

Forward Thinking on the Bio Revolution with Jason Kelly and Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath
The leaders of Gingko Bioworks and the BIO organization discuss the future of biological technologies, from developing vaccines faster to changing how we produce food.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 12, 2021

Forward Thinking on unemployment with Sir Christopher Pissarides
The Nobel Prize-winning economist talks job loss and creation after the pandemic, plus what economic researchers should be addressing today.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 12, 2021

Wall Street to Mission Control: Can space tourism pay off?
With the COVID-19 pandemic curtailing earthly travel, space tourism may seem like a far-fetched dream—but some companies are betting on high demand.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 12, 2021

The project of the future: The best ideas from the 2021 GII Summit
At the seventh Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit, more than 500 leaders gathered to explore the future of the industry. Here are some of the best ideas that surfaced in project development, project delivery, and digital and talent strategy.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2021

The McKinsey Crossword: All Fired Up | No. 23
Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find. Answers that are directionally correct may not cut it if you're looking for a quick win.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2021

What US dairy executives learned from the pandemic
Dairy CEOs appear energized and prepared to lead the industry toward a customer-centric post-COVID-19 future.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2021

What's ahead for the dairy industry
Three trends are shaping the dairy industry and will have near-term implications. To prepare, US dairy leaders should pursue a mix of company- and industry-level actions.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2021

Food banks apply 2020 lessons to plan for their future
Food organizations bring experience, analytics, and other advantages to the forefront in 2021, ensuring they are better prepared than they were before the pandemic.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2021

Digital: The next horizon for global aerospace and defense
Digital can help A&D become more resilient, efficient, and innovative. Here's how.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2021

Navigating the retail storm through supply chain agility
Given COVID-19's acceleration of digital retail trends, we sat down with Shekar Natarajan from American Eagle Outfitters to discuss the company's recent push toward digitization.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 10, 2021

Differentiation through constant innovation: A conversation with Ninja Van's Lai Chang Wen
The cofounder of a Singapore-based express-delivery start-up, which has thrived with a vast addressable market and an equal emphasis on technology and human nature, talks about sticking to the core and a commitment to relentless innovation.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 10, 2021

Collaborations between corporates and start-ups
How to raise the odds of lasting mutual benefits when large and small companies team up.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 07, 2021

COVID-19 Consumer Healthcare Insights: What 2021 may hold
As more Americans receive their COVID-19 vaccines, parents are evaluating vaccine options for their children.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 07, 2021

How the medtech industry can capture value from digital health
Medtech companies could play a major role in the digital transformation of healthcare that is under way, but they will have to make some big changes to the way they operate—and fast.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 07, 2021

RFID's renaissance in retail
A new era brings a familiar technology to the forefront for nongrocery retailers.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 06, 2021

In conversation: The CEO's new technology agenda
Why the technology function needs to play an integral role in business strategy.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 06, 2021

Stakeholder capitalism: A conversation with Vivian Hunt and Paul Polman
Why companies must now compete on trust and deliver value to multiple stakeholders.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 06, 2021

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, April 2021
A broad economic recovery continues to gather momentum—but against a backdrop of pandemic resurgence and a national crisis in India.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 06, 2021

COVID-19's impact on Asian American workers: Six key insights
As Asian Americans strive for equity in the workplace, the COVID-19 crisis has created additional challenges. Six insights show how the pandemic has affected this group.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 06, 2021

Digitization in automotive retail in 2021 and beyond
Experts from EURODA and Google weigh in on what's next for the automotive sector as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate digitization.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 05, 2021

For mothers in the workplace, a year (and counting) like no other
As Mother's Day approaches, we look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a reckoning between career ambitions and family aspirations for many women, and what companies can do to help them.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 05, 2021

Adopting a smart data mindset in a world of big data
Industrial companies are using artificial intelligence to improve plant operations. To be successful, they will need to transform their data with the help of domain experts.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 05, 2021

Author Talks: Hubert Joly on unleashing human magic
The former chairman and CEO of Best Buy describes the leadership principles required to thrive in capitalism's next era.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 05, 2021

Nursing in 2021: Retaining the healthcare workforce when we need it most
How healthcare stakeholders can understand, support, and empower the nursing workforce in the wake of the global health crisis.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 05, 2021

The essentials of healthcare innovation
The pandemic has raised the importance of healthcare organizations actively choosing, evolving, accelerating, and extending their innovation efforts, a new survey reveals.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 05, 2021

The varieties of consumer revival
As the greatest economic disruption of this generation, the COVID-19 pandemic also will have a lasting impact - one that may be more varied and divergent than ever before, write Jaana Remes and Sajal Kohli in Project Syndicate.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 04, 2021

What is driving adoption and advances for Industrial 4.0 technologies across Asia?
Karel Eloot, senior partner in our Shanghai office, discusses what is driving adoption and advances for Industrial 4.0 technologies across Asia, and shares how leaders should think about the future of manufacturing in region.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 04, 2021

The McKinsey Crossword: Business Is Looking Up | No. 22
Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find. Answers that are directionally correct may not cut it if you're looking for a quick win.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 04, 2021

Winning the Chinese BEV market: How leading international OEMs compete
Keeping up with the ever-changing battery-electric-vehicle industry is a high-stakes challenge. Our benchmark of two international and ten local models reveals how OEMs can win over Chinese consumers.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 04, 2021

Five Fifty: The great exhaustion
One thing that burned-out employees have in common—leaders who have yet to get specific about the future of hybrid work.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2021

Getting to know—and manage—your biggest AI risks
A systematic approach to identifying and prioritizing AI risks can help organizations effectively target mitigation efforts.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2021

On target: How to succeed with carbon-reduction initiatives
McKinsey research reveals which industries are on track to meet green objectives and how they got there.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2021

Rethinking inventory management in defense
Defense companies will have difficulty unlocking cash as their balance sheets become increasingly burdened with unbilled receivables. A new inventory-management approach can help.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2021

Ten ideas to reimagine Indonesia's economy after COVID-19
If Indonesia can quickly return to prepandemic growth rates, the country may become the world's seventh-largest economy by 2030.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2021

Ten ideas to unlock Indonesia's growth after COVID-19
If Indonesia can quickly return to prepandemic growth rates, the country may become the world's seventh-largest economy by 2030.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2021

Pathways for productivity and growth after the COVID-19 crisis
The future of productivity and economic growth in the US and Europe is uncertain. This column reviews evidence from eight economic sectors to lay out the key conditions for sustained recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. It suggests that the weak productivity growth that followed the Global Crisis can be averted if private and public sectors act together to strengthen demand and diffuse supply-side restructuring to all firms.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Succeeding in the AI supply-chain revolution
New technology solutions could be transformative—but only if executives properly prepare their organizations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Organizing for speed in healthcare in a post-COVID-19 era
Healthcare leaders have improved the way they communicate with employees, their organizations' culture and purpose, and their ability to drive accountability.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Omnichannel: The path to value
Haphazard efforts at omnichannel can destroy value. Here's what top retailers do to get it right.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Nine scenarios for the COVID-19 economy
Learn more about potential economic outcomes of the COVID-19 crisis and how global executives rate the likelihood of each one.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Four myths about building a software business
As nontechnology companies turn to software-based business models for growth, they will need to avoid common misconceptions.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Four ways boards can shape the cloud agenda
Cloud can become an important source of strategic advantage for businesses. It's time for boards to get involved.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Building workforce skills at scale to thrive during—and after—the COVID-19 crisis
A new survey shows that skill building is becoming common practice, social and emotional skills are in demand, and there's a recipe for successful skill transformations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

Winning with AI is a state of mind
Companies capturing lasting value from artificial intelligence think differently, from the C-suite to the front line. Here's how to make the shift from opportunistic efforts to a truly AI-enabled organization.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

What's ahead for biotech: Another wave or low tide?
Even in tough times, investor expectations and deal making in biotech are surging. Can the sector maintain its strong growth?

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 30, 2021

The survival guide to omnichannel and the path to value
Haphazard efforts at omnichannel can destroy value. Here's what top retailers do to get it right.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 29, 2021

Author Talks: Angus Fletcher on the power of literature
In a new book, Angus Fletcher examines literary inventions through the ages to show how writers have created technical breakthroughs.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 29, 2021

A light at the end of the tunnel: US COVID-19 vaccine administration
More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, a line of sight exists that promises enough vaccine for every eligible adult in the United States. This breakthrough offers hope, but also underscores an urgent need to plan the next phase of distribution and beyond.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 29, 2021

Do your G&A functions fit your growth trajectory?
New research shows how a company's growth trajectory affects the size of its HR and finance functions. The insights can help leaders shape general and administrative functions to strategic needs.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 29, 2021

McKinsey for Kids: A tiger's tale about what nature is really worth
Itching to spot a sloth or maybe track a tiger in the wild some day? In this edition of McKinsey for Kids, let's explore mangrove forests, which have unique trees that grow near tropical ocean coastlines, and why protecting nature can help tigers and other endangered species—and also all of us.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 29, 2021

Global Insurance Pools statistics and trends: An overview of life, P&C, and health insurance
The ninth edition of McKinsey's Global Insurance Pools database offers a detailed look at the insurance industry by region and line of business.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 29, 2021

How boards have risen to the COVID-19 challenge, and what's next
According to a new survey, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated operational changes and stronger collaboration between directors and management that are key to a board's success.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

How companies capture the value of sustainability: Survey findings
What makes the difference between a sustainability program that produces business value and one that doesn't? A new survey identifies practices that distinguish value-creating companies from others.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

Podcast: African banking in the new reality
The COVID-19 crisis will not leave the banking sector unscathed. The past year has seen the acceleration of seismic trends ranging from deglobalization and a radical shift in the macroenvironment to transformed customer expectations. As African banks chart their paths to recovery in this new reality, they can act swiftly to manage elements that are within their control to shape their recovery and growth trajectory. This could be critical not just for restoring ROEs to meet the needs of shareholders and to better serve their customers, but also in enabling the recovery of Africa as banks have an important role to support customers and economies during these challenging times.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

SaaS, open source, and serverless: A winning combination to build and scale new businesses
Three tech approaches can rapidly accelerate business building for established companies that learn how to use them.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

A blueprint for telecom's critical reinvention
The next generation of telcos will be defined by leaders who act now, risking short-term advantages to seize untapped growth with a holistic approach to transformation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

Author Talks: Josh Linkner on how everyday people can become everyday innovators
In his new book, Josh Linkner offers a practical guide for turning ordinary ideas into extraordinary results.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

Beyond digital transformations: Modernizing core technology for the AI bank of the future
For artificial intelligence to deliver value across the organization, banks need core technology that is scalable, resilient, and adaptable. Building that requires changes in six key areas.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

Digging out: Forecasting for construction OEMs in the next normal
As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates transformative trends within the construction-equipment industry, companies must rethink their traditional strategies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

The dos and don'ts of dynamic pricing in retail
Dynamic pricing doesn't have to be extraordinarily complex, but it does have to be strategic and disciplined. Here's a checklist for retailers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 28, 2021

The case for inclusive growth
US leaders across sectors have an opportunity to improve economic performance—and bolster individual and community well-being—through investments that embed equity into the development process.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2021

The McKinsey Crossword: Animal Activism | No. 21
Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find. Answers that are directionally correct may not cut it if you're looking for a quick win.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2021

The workplace will never be the same: Imperatives for real-estate owners and operators
The cubicle farm has to go. Offices must be places of magic.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2021

Productivity after the pandemic
The danger now is that the pandemic-era acceleration of automation and digitalization impedes growth in labor income and consumption, write Laura Tyson and Jan Mischke in Project Syndicate.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2021

The boss factor
How you get along with your manager can shape your health, happiness, and productivity.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2021

Streaming and royalties in mining: Let the music play on
Renewed growth sentiment among miners' management teams, combined with the rise of streaming-and-royalty financing over the past ten years, suggests that this particular type of alternative financing could be set for significant expansion over the next decade.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2021

Mobilizing women to step up as leaders in Japan
What can organizations do to help talented women step up into leadership positions? In this report, we outline the actions that companies can take to support the advancement of women in Japan.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2021

How Pakistan tackled its largest-ever social-protection crisis
Dr. Sania Nishtar, the prime minister's special assistant on poverty alleviation and social protection, led an emergency effort to make relief payments available to millions of vulnerable households.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2021

Can your supply chain deliver what your consumer wants?
In a far more complex business environment, consumer companies can rethink—and potentially redesign—their supply-chain operating models for the resiliency and agility they need.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2021

Farmers value digital engagement, but want producers to step up their game
Agriculture producers have the potential to grow their e-commerce base by a factor of five—but today's online interactions won't get them there.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2021

Farmers value digital engagement, but want suppliers to step up their game
Agriculture suppliers have the potential to grow their e-commerce base by a factor of five—but today's online interactions won't get them there.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2021

From principle to practice: Making stakeholder capitalism work
Just as with other business priorities, stakeholder capitalism is a matter of execution. Here are five steps to get it right.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2021

The strategy-analytics revolution
It's time to bring advanced analytics into the strategy room—here's why.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2021

Tipping the scales in AI: How leaders capture exponential returns
Where many companies tire of marginal gains from early AI efforts, the most successful recognize that the real breakthroughs in AI learning and scale come from persisting through the arduous phases.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2021

Fulfilling the promise of advanced analytics in oncology
Advanced analytics will transform cancer care, but companies have been slow to adopt it. Progress requires a strategy that not only builds data and talent but also embraces experimentation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2021

‘None are safe until all are safe': COVID-19 vaccine rollout in low- and middle-income countries
Despite persistant supply issues, in-country delivery and demand for COVID-19 vaccines is likely to be the next challenge for LMICs.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2021

A smarter way to digitize maintenance and reliability
In heavy-equipment maintenance, digital and analytics tools are struggling to live up to their promise. Here's how to help them pull their weight.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2021

Spain's travel sector can't afford to wait to recover. What can stakeholders do?
Unless steps are taken to stimulate recovery, more than $300 billion and 4.4 million jobs could be in jeopardy.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 22, 2021

Seven principles for achieving transformational growth
Dogged persistence and nimble execution underscore a set of proven ground rules for growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 22, 2021

How to launch a new business: Three approaches that work
Analysis of more than 200 corporate business builds shows what success looks like.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 22, 2021

Author Talks: Tsedal Neeley on why remote work is here to stay—and how to get it right
In a new book, Tsedal Neeley details how organizations can build and lead a culture of trust and inclusivity in a remote-work environment.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 22, 2021

Building better batteries: Insights on chemistry and design from China
A detailed benchmark analysis of the batteries of Chinese battery-electric vehicles reveals how differences in battery-cell and battery-pack design affect performance.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 22, 2021

The CFO's role in capability building
Organizations developing new skills for the next normal must determine exactly how and where to invest in them. The finance leader is uniquely suited to provide the necessary combination of insights.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 21, 2021

The ascent of Nordic companies in the global machinery market
Nordic machinery companies are setting new performance benchmarks for growth, margins, and other metrics. What's behind their recent success?

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