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McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 19, 2020

Corporate Asia: A capital paradox
Asian corporations now account for 43 percent of the world's largest 5,000 companies, contributing $19 trillion in revenue to the world economy every year. But has this growth come at a cost?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 17, 2020

Digital supply-chain transformation with a human face
Why building a digitally enabled supply chain is hard, and what to do about it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 17, 2020

Collaborative contracting: Moving from pilot to scale-up
Despite the early successes of collaborative-contract adopters, the industry remains hesitant. Five steps can help project owners better envision the transition toward more collaborative approaches.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 17, 2020

Gold in an era of drones, deep mines, and dedollarization
While gold does not tarnish or decay, the industry that mines, refines, and fashions the yellow metal is far less stable.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 16, 2020

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts
How could Earth's changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 16, 2020

The case for an end-to-end automotive-software platform
Software is transforming car capabilities but also creating development challenges for automotive players. An end-to-end approach that integrates independent software elements into a comprehensive platform can improve functionality and decrease complexity.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 15, 2020

Supply chain of the future: Key principles in building an omnichannel distribution network
As omnichannel shopping is becoming the new norm, consumer and retail companies must be ready to deliver fast, impeccable omnichannel service. Doing so requires a new supply chain network approach.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 15, 2020

The rise of the next-generation launch room
Leading pharma companies are using their launch rooms not just to prepare for product launches, but as labs to experiment with design thinking, agile approaches, and advanced analytics.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 15, 2020

3 ways we can help women join the age of automation
The public, private and third sectors need to work together to support women to make the transitions they need to thrive in the automation age, write Anu Madgavkar, Vivian Hunt, and Lareina Yee in World Economic Forum.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 15, 2020

How healthcare investing efforts can drive innovation: a conversation with Matt Holt, President, Private Equity, New Mountain Capital
Collaboration, automation, and innovation may hold the keys to the future of healthcare investing. Matt Holt, managing director and president of private equity at New Mountain Capital leads healthcare investing for the firm and shares his views.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 14, 2020

How artificial intelligence will impact K-12 teachers
Existing and emerging technologies can help save teacher time—time that could be redirected toward student learning. But to capture the potential, stakeholders need to address four imperatives.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 13, 2020

A case study in social change through education: Fogarty EDvance
One nonprofit is improving education in socially disadvantaged communities in Western Australia. The lessons it has learned may help other schools succeed on the path to educational equality.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 10, 2020

Industry's fast-mover advantage: Enterprise value from digital factories
Manufacturing's leaders in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) digital technologies are building on their head start—generating even more value across the entire enterprise.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 10, 2020

Strategy at the speed of digital
To succeed in the digital age, companies need to significantly raise their metabolic rate.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 09, 2020

Confronting the early-career gender gap
To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 08, 2020

Fast Times: How digital winners set direction, learn, and adapt
Winning in the digital age requires both lightning speed and thoughtful deliberation. Companies able to master this paradox are emerging as today's winners. Those that can't will be sold for parts.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 08, 2020

The new science of talent: From roles to returns
Getting the right people into the right roles is more vital than ever. Here's how to deliver returns on talent faster—and help more women rise to the C-suite at the same time.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 07, 2020

The future is now: How oil and gas companies can decarbonize
As the pressure to act on climate change builds, the industry should consider a range of options.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 06, 2020

The future of natural gas in North America
What role will natural gas play in North America's energy mix over the next decades? And how can players position themselves to manage threats and capture opportunities from the energy transition?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 06, 2020

Four ways governments can get the most out of their infrastructure projects
Best practices can help governments invest in infrastructure that expands the economy and better serves the public.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 06, 2020

A primer in resilience: A conversation with Kevin Carmody
Having a resilience plan in place can set a company apart from its competitors while simultaneously improving cash flow and strengthening the balance sheet.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jan 03, 2020

Partners in profit: Creating successful business alliances
As partnerships grow more complex, putting the right foundations in place from the start becomes even more crucial to lucrative and lasting collaboration.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 23, 2019

OFSE quarterly: Revenues slip, but margins show some gains
Here's what you need to know about developments in the oilfield-services-and-equipment sector, which continued to face challenges in the third quarter of 2019.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 20, 2019

Precision fisheries: Navigating a sea of troubles with advanced analytics
Advanced analytics may help struggling fisheries thrive while simultaneously protecting endangered ocean resources.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 20, 2019

Stronger for longer: How top performers thrive through downturns
Resilient companies enjoy gains that last long after an economic crisis has passed.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 20, 2019

Seeing the unseen: Transforming safety by improving hazard sensitivity
Safety analytics derived from virtual-reality data can quantify workers' ability to sense physical hazards and be used to achieve a safer workplace and generative safety culture.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 20, 2019

Accelerating plastic recovery in the United States
Plastic waste is a critical issue of our time. Effecting change will require an integrated approach.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 20, 2019

Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results
Respondents' views on the world economy and their countries' conditions turn somewhat brighter. Trade tensions remain the most-cited threat to global growth, while social unrest climbs on the list of concerns.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 20, 2019

Defending Southeast Asian consumer-company value in a digital age
Consumer expectations and new technologies are rapidly changing revenues and profits in the consumer-packaged-goods market. Incumbent companies can prepare by adjusting their business models.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 19, 2019

Enabling a digital and analytics transformation in heavy-industry manufacturing
To make the most of new digital approaches in manufacturing, heavy-industry players need to put some critical enablers in place.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 19, 2019

How traditional companies can overcome legacy obstacles to business building
Supporting start-ups in a legacy business requires changes in both skill sets and mind-sets.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 19, 2019

The future of mobility is at our doorstep
What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in 2019, and what will dominate the space in 2020? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 19, 2019

What can we expect in China in 2020?
With domestic consumption powering economic growth, companies should consider stepping up their activities in 2020.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 18, 2019

How e-commerce and the gig economy is transforming Southeast Asia
Reuben Lai, senior managing director of Grab Financial, discusses the impact of the ridesharing industry, gig economy, and mega demographic trends on the economies of Southeast Asia.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 18, 2019

Rethinking manufacturing and distribution networks in medtech
Changes in the medtech market have left many companies struggling with their operational footprints. A network redesign can help them save costs, increase flexibility, and create a competitive edge.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 18, 2019

China consumer report 2020: The many faces of the Chinese consumer
Five trends emerged in the latest research from our Chinese Consumer Survey, offering insight into what over 5,000 consumers in the region think about spending, brands, health, and more.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 17, 2019

The value of design in global public health
Targeted and thoughtful application of design in global public health can not only improve projects, programs, and organizations but also save lives.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 16, 2019

The five lessons B2B sales leaders should learn to make analytics work
Data-driven growth comes from much more than just being good at data.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 16, 2019

US consumers in 2019 are ready to spend—but wisely
New research from our US Sentiment Survey shows that consumer confidence is near an all-time high. Consumers don't plan to cut back on spending—but they look to spend wisely.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 16, 2019

Where next for business in the Middle East?
The competitive landscape is shifting across the region as consumer tastes change, new digital champions emerge, and governments deregulate.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 16, 2019

The insurance switch: Technology will reshape operations
As insurance companies allocate more resources to technology functions, operations will need to reshape to make the most of their new tools.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 16, 2019

Ten highlights from our 2019 research
Infographic: These ten charts are a snapshot of some of the best of McKinsey Global Institute's research over the past year.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 16, 2019

Digital MRO procurement: New solutions for capturing and sustaining more value
High complexity and low costs have made maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) categories hard to manage well—even as value trickles away. New technologies make it easier to plug the leaks.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 16, 2019

Effective insurance leadership: Bring values and emotions into the workplace
Kai Grünewald, a founding partner at McKinsey subsidiary Aberkyn, discusses bringing more humanity to the insurance workplace, the role of emotions in resilience, and stories as tools.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 13, 2019

Driving the next wave of innovation in CAR T-cell therapies
Unlocking the full potential of CAR T-cell therapies requires investment in four areas.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 13, 2019

Predictive maintenance: the wrong solution to the right problem in chemicals
Chemicals plants often have plenty of good data on equipment performance and reliability. A predictive-maintenance program might be the worst way to use it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 13, 2019

Jumpstart a better way to do strategy
Eight practical shifts that can help management teams overcome the social games and corporate politics that doom so many bold plans to failure.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 12, 2019

Building new businesses: How incumbents use their advantages to accelerate growth
For large companies, building new businesses is essential for growth and reinvention. The key to success? Combining the strengths of an incumbent with the agility of a start-up.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 12, 2019

Reinventing the organization for faster growth
MásMóvil has been able to accelerate its growth by fostering a culture focused on growth and killing off emails, among other things.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 11, 2019

When women lead, workplaces should listen
The most valuable lessons of women's leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 10, 2019

Winning the race: China's auto market shifts gears
To succeed in the market's new era, players in the region will need to shift their strategies in response to five characteristics.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 10, 2019

Building the tech talent pipeline
By taking a data-driven approach, regions can pinpoint the strengths and gaps in their pool of tech talent and prioritize investments to boost competitiveness and collaboration.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 10, 2019

How purpose-led missions can help Europe innovate at scale
Missions can foster broad collaboration between business leaders and the public sector while also garnering support from European citizens.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 06, 2019

Operations management, reshaped by robotic automation
Today's automation shows huge promise for saving time, money, and human effort. For operations centers, is it now just a matter of "ready, set, automate"?

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 06, 2019

How to make the bold strategy moves that matter
What does it take to make a true performance leap? The authors of Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick explain the key strategic levers their analysis has revealed, and how strongly you have to pull them.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 06, 2019

Bulky is beautiful: How Wayfair is poised to meet massive new demand for home goods—and home delivery
The e-commerce giant's supply-chain leader explains how delivery is done today and how things might change tomorrow.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 06, 2019

A closer look at the fashion industry in Gulf Cooperation Council markets
Middle Eastern consumers are experienced and increasingly savvy, but the region is grappling with shifting economic currents and the rise of digital. For brands, this implies risks but also opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 06, 2019

Toward a net-zero future: Decarbonizing upstream oil and gas operations
To operate well is to operate responsibly—but more must be done on sustainable design and balanced portfolios to achieve a net-zero future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 05, 2019

Winning in automation requires a focus on humans
While organizations are often tempted to use automation to eliminate work, looking at the customer experience for growth opportunities can maximize returns on automation investments.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 05, 2019

Boosting the accessibility of workplace reskilling
How can we ensure that everyone has the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century? Three experts sketch out a vision.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 05, 2019

Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era
To enable continuous learning, leaders will need to think and act differently.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 05, 2019

Managing and supporting employees through cultural change in mergers
Mergers represent an enormous operational and cultural change for employees. Culture is too often neglected. Don't fall into this trap.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 04, 2019

How should provider-led health plans evolve?
Although they are often pursued as an approach for vertical integration, their value is not always clearly demonstrated.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 03, 2019

How inclusive design can reconnect people with government
Scandinavia has been an example to many nations on bridging the gaps between governments and their people. Here are a few ways the public and private sectors use design to connect with residents.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 03, 2019

What's wrong with solutions selling—and how to put it right
If you want to grow your business, improve your commercial capabilities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 02, 2019

The exciting news in Medicare is happening at the kitchen table—not on the debate stage
With so much attention focused on the debate over the merits of Medicare for All, it is easy to lose sight of changes in Medicare Advantage.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 02, 2019

Last-mile package delivery in 2030
Four McKinsey partners talk drones and disruptions.

McKinsey Quarterly
Dec 02, 2019

How technology can improve the patient experience: A view from Tencent's Alex Ng
Alexander Ng, vice president of Tencent Healthcare, shares his vision for hospital care in 2030.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 29, 2019

Taking the lead for inclusion
For pioneering organizations, inclusiveness is fundamental to enhancing gender parity and overall diversity, and results in financial and organizational performance. Overall, employees with a low perception of inclusiveness in their organization state that they have already given up on career opportunities due to their environment—and this is particularly true for women. So, how can companies build and promote inclusiveness? What are the mechanisms in play to increase diversity at the top?

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 28, 2019

Rola agregatorów w sprzedazy ubezpieczen
Agregatorzy podbijaja rynek sprzedazy ubezpieczen w Internecie. Jaka strategie powinni obrac tradycyjni ubezpieczyciele?

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 27, 2019

How B2B online marketplaces could transform indirect procurement
Innovative industrial companies are swapping a reactive, manual, and labor-intensive repair lifecycle for one that's proactive and automated, with machine learning and advanced analytics at its core.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 26, 2019

Adapting to a new normal in European asset management
Structural shifts are reshaping Europe's asset-management landscape. For individual firms, there is no single winning formula for success—but the response must be proactive and bold.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 26, 2019

A new mandate for the oil and gas chief information officer
In an increasingly data-dependent sector, oil and gas companies need to scale up their use of technology across the enterprise rapidly. Success will involve reframing the CIO's role in driving not only digital transformation but also business outcomes.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 25, 2019

Measuring your strategy's odds of success
The authors of Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick explain how big data can help managers set bold aspirations and overcome organizational inertia.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 25, 2019

Micromobility: Industry progress, and a closer look at the case of Munich
Shared micromobility continues to develop. What's changed, and what can we learn from one city's first 100 days with e-scooters?

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 24, 2019

The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in Africa
Gender inequality in Africa remains high, and progress toward gender parity has stagnated. This is a large missed opportunity for African societies and for the continent's growth prospects.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 22, 2019

How Mexico can harness its superior energy abundance
Mexico has a large and diversified base of resources that could offer one of the lowest energy costs in the world. The energy transition could help the country achieve its potential.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 22, 2019

How smart choices on taxation can help close the growing fiscal gap
The growing fiscal gap has policy makers in a difficult position. Swift action in a few areas can help them improve the operational efficiency of fiscal systems.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 22, 2019

Global AI Survey: AI proves its worth, but few scale impact
Most companies report measurable benefits from AI where it has been deployed; however, much work remains to scale impact, manage risks, and retrain the workforce. A group of high performers shows the way.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 21, 2019

Germany's energy transition at a crossroads
Germany has been a leader in the transition toward a low-carbon-energy system, but it will still miss most of its energy-transition targets for 2020. Urgent action is needed to get back on track.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 21, 2019

Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering more—and doing it faster
Addressing the housing shortage is an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 21, 2019

How advanced analytics can optimize tail spend for raw materials
Chemical companies can extract large savings from parts of their procurement budget that are undermanaged. A four-step approach shows how.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 21, 2019

How airlines should manage IT failures and security breaches to improve operational stability
To face up to challenges stemming from digital innovation, airline executives should work to secure technology delivery, manage cyberrisk, and address costs, among other actions.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 21, 2019

Redefining the power industry
Quick takes on the pressures posed by climate change—and potential responses.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 20, 2019

Leveraging technology to improve security and traveler experience
In this interview, Patricia Cogswell, the deputy administrator of the US Transportation Security Administration, discusses how the organization innovates and stays in front of risks.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 20, 2019

Capturing value from IT infrastructure modernization in the public sector
Government agencies have struggled to match the private sector in modernizing IT infrastructure. By reimagining the business case and executing more effectively, they can unlock value through greater efficiency and improved performance.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 20, 2019

The State of Fashion 2020: Navigating uncertainty
The industry is not looking forward to 2020—suggesting strategic clarity will be important.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 20, 2019

The CEO's new technology agenda
Technology performance has become critical to business success. Here's how a CEO can focus the technology function on a company's strategic priorities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 19, 2019

The new realities of premium mobility
Several trends are reshaping the premium-automotive market. New research lays out pragmatic actions that can help players craft a winning strategy.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 19, 2019

Brexit: The bigger picture—Rethinking talent for the long term
Brexit has disrupted both supply of and demand for talent in the United Kingdom. In the context of such a major shift, it is essential that companies revise their long-term approach to talent.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 19, 2019

Industrial "lighthouses" for tech-enabled transformations
For industrial companies, "lighthouse" sites that incorporate all applicable tech solutions can help organizations transition from trials to sustainable change.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 18, 2019

Five Fifty: 100 projects at a time
Trying to launch new tech-powered businesses—while upgrading the tech quotient of your old ones? Better hope you can multitask.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 18, 2019

The value for insurers in better management of nonfinancial risk
Is 6 percent or more of your net income flying out the window?

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 18, 2019

The questions companies should ask themselves to prepare for a new era of business
While addressing its challenges, large, leading, and market-shaping global companies, and those that aspire to be, will need to chart a course that delivers sustainable and inclusive growth, write James Manyika and Lareina Yee in Fortune.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 15, 2019

The Asian Century has arrived
The future of Asia is no longer just a story about China. In the decades ahead, Asian economies will go from participating in global trade and innovation flows to determining their shape and direction.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 15, 2019

Why isn't your transformation showing up in the bottom line?
The success rates of large change programs vary widely. Finance teams can make a big difference in the outcome of these initiatives by articulating and validating the link between transformation efforts and long-term value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 15, 2019

Central-banking accountability: A conversation with Sir Paul Tucker
The former deputy governor of the Bank of England discusses deciphering the Alice in Wonderland world of negative interest rates and central-bank accountability with senior partner Eckart Windhagen.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 15, 2019

Accelerating revenue growth through tech-enabled commercial excellence
Industrial companies are transforming revenue growth by using digital technologies and analytics to tap into next-generation commercial levers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 15, 2019

A vision for China's parcel-delivery industry
Eddie Huang is second-in-command at SF Express, one of the world's largest providers of delivery services. He sees a future of double-digit growth and ever-faster delivery times—as well as challenges related to technology and talent.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 15, 2019

Six emerging trends in facilities management sourcing
Outsourcing, workplace strategies, and technology innovations hold immense potential for companies seeking to reduce costs and improve productivity in facilities management.

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