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McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 17, 2018

Capital projects: Creating digital-first organizations
A new organizational structure and talent strategy can accelerate digitization in capital projects.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 17, 2018

Zero-based productivity—Marketing: Measure, allocate, and invest marketing dollars more effectively
Taking a zero-based budgeting approach to enterprise-wide marketing costs can uncover new opportunities and spur more-informed spending decisions.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 16, 2018

Are US gas utilities nearing the end of their golden age?
State-level decarbonization efforts could threaten their business model.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 16, 2018

How predictive analytics can boost product development
Complex product-development projects are plagued by schedule slips and cost overruns. The up-front application of advanced and predictive analytics helps companies build plans they can stick to.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 15, 2018

How traditional insurance carriers can disrupt through personalized marketing
Last year, our colleagues in the Marketing and Sales Practice published a piece on personalized marketing. We have adapted the framework they presented to the insurance industry.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 15, 2018

From product to customer experience: The new way to launch in pharma
In increasingly crowded drug markets, a strong clinical profile is no longer enough to ensure a distinctive launch. To be successful, pharma companies need to launch not only products but also experiences.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 15, 2018

Shaking up the value chain
Data and digitization are creating a growing array of value-creation choices in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, mining, and energy.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 14, 2018

How can digital technology speed up gender equality?
Asia Pacific economies could increase their collective GDP by $4.5 trillion a year by 2025—or the equivalent of adding an economy the combined size of Germany and Austria every year—by accelerating progress towards gender equality, write Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, and Mekala Krishnan in Equals.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 14, 2018

Inside the strategy room: One CEO's approach
Deanna Mulligan, president and CEO of Guardian Life Insurance, reflects on how she approaches strategy planning in an industry with strong headwinds.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 10, 2018

Leading change in the Japanese pharma market: Innovating for the future in an uncertain present
Jacques Nathan, president of Sanofi Japan, discusses what's ahead for his changing sector.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 10, 2018

Making the most of marketing technology to drive growth
Winning in the martech revolution requires tech, of course, but leaders often forget that it needs a couple of key additions too.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 10, 2018

The risks and rewards of outsourcing
In the digital age, companies in the energy and materials industries must balance the classic advantages of outsourcing a segment of the value chain with the new realities of shutting down their strategic options if a supplier becomes too powerful.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 10, 2018

Zero-based budgeting revisited: Why this time is different
This budgeting concept allows senior-leadership teams to put their money where their strategy is, aligning resources with business priorities and setting the example from the top.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 09, 2018

Promoting cross-sector collaboration: An interview with Penny Pritzker
The former US secretary of commerce encourages closer stakeholder coordination—and discusses the role of governments in workforce transformations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 09, 2018

Promoting cross-sector collaboration: An interview with PSP Capital's Penny Pritzker
The former US secretary of commerce encourages closer stakeholder coordination—and discusses the role of governments in workforce transformations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 08, 2018

How higher-education institutions can transform themselves using advanced analytics
Many college and university leaders remain unsure of how to incorporate analytics into their operations. What really works?

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 08, 2018

Charging ahead: Understanding the electric-vehicle infrastructure challenge
Access to efficient charging could become a roadblock to electric-vehicle uptake. Let's look at the numbers and costs behind the problem.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 08, 2018

The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems
Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here's how to bend that curve to your advantage.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 07, 2018

Winning with your talent-management strategy
Three best practices for managing and allocating talent support better business performance, according to a new survey.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 06, 2018

Capital project value improvement in the 21st century: Trillions of dollars in the offing
A holistic and practical approach can increase project value by making capital spending more efficient.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 06, 2018

How data is changing the pharma operations world
Pharma companies have a great opportunity to turn a buzzword into exponential impact.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 06, 2018

Going, going, gone: A quicker way to divest assets
Speedy separations create more value than those that lumber along, our research finds. Preparation is the key.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 03, 2018

Does your airline still cross seat belts? A ten-point lean checklist for leaders
Wasteful processes abound at many supposedly lean airlines. How does yours measure up?

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2018

Bringing an animal health business into the fold
Two senior Boehringer Ingelheim executives, Joachim Hasenmaier and Felix Gutsche, discuss the global pharmaceutical company's deal with Sanofi to acquire its animal health business.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2018

Launches in oncology: The elements of success
As the prevalence and severity of cancer has increased, the drug landscape has shifted. Oncology launches are increasingly critical and require a dedicated approach. Here's what it entails.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2018

How NBCUniversal is creating ‘pull' for analytics
To realize the full potential of data analytics, start with your people and their needs, says Cameron Davies, the company's head of corporate decision sciences.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 02, 2018

Using machine learning to unlock value across the healthcare value chain
Machine learning is transforming the healthcare industry by changing the way care is delivered, and its impact is poised to increase.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 01, 2018

Building a great data platform
Five insights into building a great data platform can help energy, chemical, utility, and basic-materials companies get it right.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 01, 2018

Boosting car incentive effectiveness
With car incentives at record levels, automakers need a better way to manage this spending, starting at the dealer.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 31, 2018

Assessing the Medicare Advantage Star Ratings
Since Star Ratings were introduced a decade ago, average MA plan performance has improved, quality standards have risen, and more people are enrolled in higher-quality plans.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 31, 2018

Data privacy: What every manager needs to know
As companies begin to follow the principles of GDPR, the European Union directive on data protection, they must better understand what personal information really is and how to properly manage it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 31, 2018

Five Fifty: Use the force
How does AI work best? As a force multiplier for data analytics.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 30, 2018

How new biomolecular platforms and digital technologies are changing R&D
By going digital, biotech pioneers with promising biomolecular platforms are improving drug discovery and development—and changing the pharmaceutical industry.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 30, 2018

Are corporate bonds a bubble ready to burst?
As global liquidity tightens, corporate bonds in emerging markets look vulnerable. But while a market correction is likely, this growth is not as ominous as it might seem, write Susan Lund and Eckart Windhagen in the Financial Times.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 30, 2018

To Tackle Urban Problems, City Governments Have to Get Smarter
Harnessing the data and technology to meet the challenge of doing more with less is the biggest feat of getting a smart city plan off the ground, write Navjot Singh, Jonathan Woetzel, and Jaana Remes, in GovTech.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 27, 2018

Agility@Scale: Solving the growth challenge in consumer packaged goods
The magnitude and pace of change in the US market have undermined traditional growth models for many consumer-packaged-goods companies, especially larger ones. Companies need to combine greater agility with new types of scale advantage to compete more effectively.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 27, 2018

No customer left behind: How to drive growth by putting personalization at the center of your marketing
Successful personalization at scale requires four elements working in tandem. Here's how marketing leaders build the operating model to make that happen.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 26, 2018

Artificial intelligence: Why a digital base is critical
Early AI adopters are starting to shift industry profit pools. Companies need strong digital capabilities to compete.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 26, 2018

Refining the flight path: Seven priorities for commercial aerospace leaders through 2020
Commercial aerospace companies need to focus on several areas, from the evolving industry structure to the development cost curve, to stay competitive.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 26, 2018

Who's shopping where? The power of geospatial analytics in omnichannel retail
Using advanced geospatial analytics, retailers can now quantify the true economic value of each of their stores across channels—and they're uncovering surprising insights.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 25, 2018

Zero-based productivity: The power of informed choices
Extending the tenets of zero-based budgeting across the full cost base can transform performance.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 25, 2018

The rise of ecosystems and platforms: What role can insurers play and how can they get started?
In this video, McKinsey senior partner Johannes-Tobias Lorenz introduces the concept of digital ecosystems and discusses the roles insurers can play in them.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 25, 2018

Private equity exits: Enabling the exit process to create significant value
Investors can capture more value by focusing on three best practices in private equity portfolio company departures.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 24, 2018

Real-world evidence: Driving a new drug-development paradigm in oncology
The potential for real-world evidence is expanding, particularly in oncology drug development. To compete, some companies are investing in robust real-world data and analytic capabilities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 24, 2018

Personalization at scale: First steps in a profitable journey to growth
Personalized communication with every customer is the future of marketing, McKinsey's Julien Boudet and Kai Vollhardt say it's easier than many marketers think. if you begin with the data you have.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 24, 2018

Four futures for the container transport industry
Does disruption loom for the industry that underpins global trade? McKinsey and TT Club imagine four possible futures for container transport.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 24, 2018

Five Fifty: Unprotected
Your air conditioning system. Your factory widgets. Even the fish tank thermometer. Every IoT sensor is a potential target for hackers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 23, 2018

Digitizing customer journeys—making a radical but valuable move in EPNG
With start-ups and new entrants enhancing customer satisfaction through digital solutions, we believe it is time for incumbents to create seamless digital customer journeys.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 23, 2018

Digitizing customer journeys—making a radical, but valuable move in EPNG
With start-ups and new entrants enhancing customer satisfaction through digital solutions, we believe it is time for incumbents to create seamless digital customer journeys.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 23, 2018

How digital manufacturing can escape ‘pilot purgatory'
Despite enthusiasm for digital manufacturing, few companies have realized its potential at scale, according to our new survey. Six success factors can help.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 21, 2018

From lab to leader: How consumer companies can drive growth at scale with disruptive innovation
In the era of "fast products" and digital disruption, delivering growth requires capabilities based on speed, agility, and scale.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 19, 2018

Telling a good innovation story
Appealing to people's emotions helps new ideas cut through the clutter.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 18, 2018

The future of mobility in India's passenger-vehicle market
Incumbents in the automotive industry should prepare for a changing landscape as India grows into the world's third-largest passenger-vehicle market and global trends disrupt the sector.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 18, 2018

The US cutting-tools market: What changes lie ahead?
A new approach to segment strategy, distribution, and pricing can help companies win in the evolving cutting-tools market.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 18, 2018

Advice from Silicon Valley: How tech-sector practices can promote innovation in government
Public-sector leaders recently met with leaders from the region's most innovative companies to learn about their culture of innovation firsthand. Here's what they heard.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 18, 2018

A bank branch for the digital age
Far from rendering the bank branch obsolete, digital technology holds the key to the branch of the future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2018

Designing a healthy future for medical devices
Design is increasingly a business imperative, but medtech companies have been slow to embrace it. What benefits might a focus on medical-device design bring, and how can companies get started?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2018

Five Fifty: The data disconnect
Companies may have more data than ever, but not everyone is making money with it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2018

Five things to know about biosimilars right now
In the biosimilars market, companies face declining prices and rising competition. What themes will shape the industry in coming months, and how can players set themselves apart?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2018

Planning for the future of healthcare—Penny Wheeler, President and CEO, Allina Health
Penny Wheeler, President and CEO, Allina Health shares her perspective on the importance of partnerships in increasing value and understanding the consumer with Jenny Cordina, Partner, McKinsey and Company in an interview conducted in June 2017.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2018

Getting capital projects back on track: Six elements of a successful turnaround
Leaders don't want their projects to be in a turnaround situation, but that often happens. Here are some tactics for resolving problems quickly.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 17, 2018

The continued rise of South Korean private equity
Solid returns and optimistic forecasts have made South Korea an increasingly attractive market for investors.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 16, 2018

Get more procurement value from M&A—even before closing
Most companies wait until after a merger closes to pursue procurement synergies. But time is money, and several companies have shown how to get a head start on capturing value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 13, 2018

How industry can move toward a low-carbon future
Cutting industry's carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments, and other stakeholders.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 13, 2018

Defining a health benefits package: More tips for emerging markets
For countries that want to provide universal health coverage, defining the benefits package can be challenging. An analytical framework provides insights and action steps for emerging economies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 13, 2018

Unlocking future growth for deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico
McKinsey projects deepwater prospects will be an important part of future global oil and gas supply, with the Gulf of Mexico representing a sizable portion of new production expectations for 2030.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2018

Why customer experience is key for loyalty programs
Research shows that monetary rewards are not the only drivers of customer-loyalty programs. Experiential rewards provide greater long-term benefits.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2018

Unleashing the power of small, independent teams
Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norms.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2018

The offshore-wind industry's moment of reckoning
The days of stable and relatively high revenues are ending for Europe's offshore-wind developers, owners, and operators. Making money on tomorrow's low-price projects will require a new degree of discipline.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2018

The agile manager
Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2018

Banks and the digital flywheel: An engine for ongoing value capture
A few banks are generating significant bottom-line impact from their digital investments. These leaders share a relentless focus on applying productivity gains as broadly as possible across the organization.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 12, 2018

Harvesting golden opportunities in Indian agriculture: From food security to farmers' income security by 2025
Several megatrends may drive the next wave of growth in Indian agriculture. Focusing on a number of investible themes could enhance farmers' incomes and transform their quality of life.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 11, 2018

How financial products can attract infrastructure capital from institutional investors
By mitigating key risks of investing in major infrastructure projects in emerging markets, banks, governments, and international financial institutions can close the funding gap in developing Asia.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 11, 2018

Collaborative contracting: Making it happen
Full implementation of integrated project delivery (IPD) or other forms of alliance contracting isn't for everyone. But everyone can and should implement collaborative contracting practices today to improve project outcomes.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 11, 2018

Smarter infrastructure: A solution to the productivity puzzle?
What elements lay the groundwork for "smart infrastructure," and how can the public sector drive them?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 11, 2018

Travel and logistics: Data drives the race for customers
We analyzed data from 15 European countries to better understand emerging travel industry technology and customer needs in the travel and logistics sectors. What can companies in this space do to respond to shifts and sharpen their digitization strategies?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 10, 2018

Five Fifty: Funding follies
You've got yourself a high-performing business. So why is it starving for resources?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 09, 2018

Elements of a successful government transformation
Five essential disciplines can more than triple the success rate of public-sector change efforts.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 09, 2018

Equipping leaders for merger integration success
Leadership capability building is crucial during mergers. Tailoring a program for three cohorts of integration leaders can make a big difference.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 09, 2018

Healthcare consumerism 2018: An update on the journey
McKinsey's latest healthcare consumer research suggests that consumer engagement can improve care access, quality, and affordability. But to be successful, it requires true collaboration.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 06, 2018

How innovation is reshaping Europe's urban environment
To stay competitive, real estate leaders must offer new services that address the evolving needs and desires of individuals, companies, and communities, such as flexibility or sustainability.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 06, 2018

Public cloud in China: Big challenges, big upside
A recent McKinsey survey provides new insight into the promising public-cloud market in China.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 06, 2018

A more effective model for managing change in Japan could accelerate economic growth
A culturally attuned approach is required.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 05, 2018

A view from the front lines of baseball's data-analytics revolution
In the second of a two-part interview, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow describes how analytics has changed baseball—from Moneyball in 2003 to the last out of the 2017 World Series.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 05, 2018

Driving growth is a relentless daily pursuit
In this interview, Zocdoc President of Health Systems Kevin Kumler shows how what it means to embed growth into the business.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 05, 2018

Memo to the CFO: Get in front of digital finance—or get left back
Companies are still in the early stages of applying digital technologies to finance processes in ways that will create more efficiencies, insights, and value over the long term. Here is how the CFO can lead the way.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 05, 2018

Smart cities in Southeast Asia
Smart solutions can help cities across the region manage the next stage of growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jul 03, 2018

How to implement and sustain organizational change
The fundamentals of change implementation are crucial for not only top-level executives but also frontline managers who are involved in the day-to-day work.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 29, 2018

Medicaid managed care
Well-managed partnerships could help states drive change in their Medicaid markets.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 29, 2018

A CIO plan for becoming a leader in Intelligent Process Automation
By demonstrating how to automate IT operations first, IT leaders can showcase the expertise needed to lead the business's overall IPA transformation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2018

Accelerating product development: The tools you need now
To speed innovation and fend off disruption, R&D organizations at incumbent companies can borrow the tools and techniques that digital natives use to get ahead.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2018

Bringing agile to IT infrastructure: ING Netherlands' agile transformation
IT executives seldom associate agile with infrastructure. In this interview, the head of ING Netherlands' IT infrastructure function explains how his team carried out an agile transformation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2018

Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results
Respondents' views on economic conditions and growth prospects have tempered. Meanwhile, trade-related changes have become ever more pressing risks to domestic, global, and company growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2018

The Philippines growth dialogues: Kristine Romano, Nestor A. Espenilla Jr., and Nestor Tan
In the third installment of this series, business leaders discuss important recent trends in the banking sector.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2018

Why digital is now crucial for private health insurers in Europe
A digital transformation can enable private health insurers in Europe to control costs, attract new customers and retain existing ones, and influence the quality and quantity of delivered care.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 28, 2018

Walk before you fly—capturing the digital opportunity in airlines
A focused approach to digitization can help airlines create value faster than overambitious transformations do.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 27, 2018

Deep insights, broad solutions: How banks can win in the vast housing ecosystem
The value of an ecosystem is closely tied to how many connections it can make in the service of customer needs. To strengthen their natural position in housing, banks must broaden their scope without losing their focus on individual consumers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 27, 2018

As cities go smart, vulnerable populations are pushed further to the margins
For urban planners, data and technology are valuable tools to improve administration and services, but as digital systems become more pervasive, there is a danger that inequality will deepen unless local governments recognize that tech-driven solutions are as important to the poor as they are to the affluent, write Homi Kharas and Jaana Remes in Eco-Business.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 27, 2018

High stakes: How investors can manage risk in the new infrastructure environment
Technology is disrupting construction on multiple fronts. What are the consequences for infrastructure-investment managers?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 26, 2018

Five Fifty: The coming boom
The global economy could be on the cusp of a productivity boom—and big opportunities for companies.

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