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McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 18, 2020

Digitization: How machinery companies can meet customers' expectations
Mechanical engineering hasn't seen a broad breakthrough in digital solutions, despite the industry's attention. What's preventing successful offerings? Here's a perspective focusing on the customer.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 18, 2020

Don't let the pandemic set back gender equality
Progress towards greater gender equality has been hesitant and halting over the past five years and the Covid-19 pandemic now risks sending it into reverse, write Deepa Mahajan, Olivia White, Anu Madgavkar and Mekala Krishnan in Harvard Business Review.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 18, 2020

Graphic-paper producers: Boosting resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis
Four proven actions can help graphic-paper producers rebound despite the market declines that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 18, 2020

The zero-carbon car: Abating material emissions is next on the agenda
The automotive industry could abate 66 percent of emissions from their material production at no extra cost by 2030—if industry participants work together and start now.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 18, 2020

View: Government needs to put energy and momentum behind recent reform initiatives
Despite its dismal Q1 FY2021 GDP figures, India can grow rapidly again, to gainfully employ the 90 million workers expected to enter the non-farm job market over this decade, write Shirish Sankhe and Anu Madgavkar in The Economic Times.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

Twelve million new online service users in CEE
The number of people in CEE who have accessed at least one online service has risen by 15 percent points since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the new "COVID-19 Digital Sentiment Insights" survey.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

The European path to reimbursement for digital health solutions
The "fail fast and break things" approach that tech start-ups favor probably won't work in healthcare. A slower, more deliberate route to market and reimbursement is required.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

Your organization is grieving—here's how you can help
Responsive leaders need to bring the mourning process forward in their organizational culture—and in their own leadership approach.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

Five COVID-19 aftershocks reshaping mobility's future
The pandemic will change the face of mobility, both now and when the crisis ends.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

Five Fifty: High stakes for stakeholder capitalism
As environmental, social, and governance issues become more urgent, companies are looking to create both profits and progress.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

Buckets of innovation: How digital has transformed a mining company in Indonesia
Hanifa Indradjaya, the president director of PT Petrosea, discusses how digital can drive sustainability, efficiency, and operational excellence.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

A ‘GOLD standard' in brand growth for Japan's pharmaceutical market
Our GOLD standard will help transform your pharmaceutical brand and achieve accelerated growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 17, 2020

Power Plant 4.0: Embracing next-generation technologies for power plant digitization
As industry 4.0 technology continues to advance, existing data can be harnessed to develop machine-learning solutions that deliver real value, optimize decision making, increase flexibility, and attract top talent.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

Making healthcare more affordable through scalable automation
As more healthcare companies start to implement automation technologies, the ability to coordinate across the organization in achieving scale will be a major determinant of success.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

The 1.5-degree challenge
Holding warming to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels could limit the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

The 21st-century cement plant: Greener and more connected
The cement plant of the future will embrace digitization and sustainability trends to earn a competitive advantage and build resilience.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

A rolling disruption: COVID-19's implications for private equity and portfolio companies
The pandemic has triggered seismic economic and societal changes. New research can help sponsors assess the strength and direction of these tremors.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

Building and sustaining value in advanced industries through analytics-enabled pricing
Companies that adopt an analytics-driven approach to pricing are more likely to thrive than companies that maintain the status quo.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

Follow the leaders: How governments can combat intensifying cybersecurity risks
It is undoubtedly challenging to craft and execute a national cybersecurity strategy. Our research reveals common elements of successful strategies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

COVID-19: Implications for business
Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 16, 2020

Electric mobility after the crisis: Why an auto slowdown won't hurt EV demand
Global auto sales plunged during the COVID-19 crisis, but electric mobility has remained remarkably resilient in some countries. Here's what's ahead for the electric-vehicle market.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 15, 2020

How CIOs and CTOs can accelerate digital transformations through cloud platforms
To capture the real value from cloud, companies need to focus their investments and build a cloud-ready operating model.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 15, 2020

An experiment to inform universal basic income
As income inequality and economic upheaval take center stage, is a guaranteed minimum income worth considering? Results from a two-year experiment in Finland offer clues.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 15, 2020

Six problem-solving mindsets for very uncertain times
Even the most inscrutable problems have solutions—or better outcomes than have been reached so far. Here's how the best problem solvers crack the code.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 15, 2020

Improving the fragile US supply of blood
For a system that relies on the altruism of contributors, an aging class of donors and changing attitudes put the nation's blood supply at risk.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 15, 2020

Modernizing military acquisition and sustainment for the 21st century
A strategy with five ingredients can help acquisition systems deal with stretched budgets, time overruns, and the COVID-19 crisis.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 14, 2020

Scaling agility: A new operating model for insurers
Industry-leading insurers have proved enterprise-wide agility delivers the innovation and change incumbents need. The COVID-19 crisis has also highlighted the need for organizational change.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 14, 2020

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and manufacturing's great reset
Manufacturers that are ahead in scaling advanced production technologies are successfully navigating four durable shifts that are critical to managing unprecedented disruption.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 11, 2020

The new imperative for grid operators
Advanced-analytic models and solutions can help transmission and distribution companies boost operational performance to withstand mounting economic and regulatory pressure.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 11, 2020

Software ‘should costing': A new procurement tool for automotive companies
Analytics-based cost algorithms and agile-inspired methods can help OEMs reduce automotive software costs by up to 30 percent and improve delivery timelines.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 11, 2020

How clean can the nickel industry become?
Global demand for Class 1 nickel could skyrocket, especially for use in electric vehicles. Can the industry meet these needs—and sustainability goals?

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 11, 2020

Ecosystem 2.0: Climbing to the next level
After a first wave of trials, incumbents are shaking up value chains to attract new ecosystem customers—and tap potentially huge pools of value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 11, 2020

From there to here: 50 years of thinking on the social responsibility of business
Milton Friedman's pathbreaking essay on corporate purpose was published on September 13, 1970. How much has management thinking evolved?

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2020

A new prescription for M&A in pharma
Adopting a through-cycle approach to deal making in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can position pharmaceutical companies for greater success in the next normal.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2020

Racial equity in financial services
The financial services talent pipeline shows a lack of representation of people of color, most acutely at senior levels. Changes in three key areas can help companies make progress.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2020

Reimagine insurance: Five keys to innovation
The pandemic could usher in a new era for the global industry, with implications for strategy and organization. McKinsey's three regional practice leaders share insights on what the future holds.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2020

Memo to the CFO: A new approach to 2021 budgeting starts now
The financial-planning process for 2021 presents an opportunity to turn hard-earned lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic into an enduring exercise in linking strategy to value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2020

The hidden perils of unresolved grief
The pandemic is fueling a wave of grief and loss that threatens to derail leaders and hurt organizations. Yet when addressed, grief can be a creative force that turns loss into inspiration.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 10, 2020

What now? Decisive actions to emerge stronger in the next normal
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for companies to act, not react.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 09, 2020

What will it take to achieve Vietnam's long-term growth aspirations?
COVID-19 has interrupted the country's journey to become a high-performing economy, but the right structural adjustments could help get it back on track.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 09, 2020

The need for speed in the post-COVID-19 era—and how to achieve it
Survey findings confirm that organizational speed is an essential ingredient for outperformance in times of unprecedented change, and point to three ways companies can gain speed for the longer term.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 04, 2020

Understanding the hidden costs of COVID-19's potential impact on US healthcare
While the direct impact of COVID-19 has already been substantial, additional layers of delayed or indirect impact have the potential to dwarf the immediate effects. These additional layers of impact related to COVID-19 could result in $125 billion to $200 billion in incremental annual US health system cost.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

The Chinese consumer: Resilient and confident
In this podcast, two China-based McKinsey partners impart advice on how companies can succeed in China's fast-recovering consumer market.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

The value pitch: The importance of team value management
Football is a business unlike any other. While money is important, the winning formula is more about the sound management of a club's most important asset: its team.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

The future corporate center: Functional efficiency runs in the family
In the corporate center, efficiency begets efficiency—and inefficiency begets inefficiency. The trick is to get more of the former and less of the latter.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

Improving battery-electric-vehicle profitability through reduced structural costs
As sales of battery electric vehicles increase, OEMs need to focus on R&D excellence, flexible manufacturing, and value-chain integration to improve profitability.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

How the Iowa derecho has affected 2020 crops
An estimated 3.1 million to 3.8 million acres of corn and soybeans have been damaged.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

Downstream oil and gas amid COVID-19: Succeeding in a changed market
North American industry shapers will quickly develop strong market perspectives, adopt flexible staffing models, and deploy streamlined labor pools aligned with decisive strategic and operational choices.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

Desalination is not the only answer to Chile's water problems
Understand the implications for copper mines in the region.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

Digital transformation in energy: Achieving escape velocity
The need for digital value is greater and the barriers to change are lower—yet inertia persists. Three practical lessons can help energy companies break through.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 03, 2020

Four ways to improve technology service resiliency
Companies can significantly reduce technology system outages and other costly tech glitches by improving incident response and how they manage change.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

Engaging employees to use analytics: How mining companies solve the adoption challenge
Advanced analytics can drive value only if employees use them to make decisions. But adoption is often the biggest stumbling block in analytics initiatives. Here's how to get it right.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

Adapting tax collection for uncertain times
In response to the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic, many tax authorities are considering new approaches to tax management, adjusting their collections strategies to reflect the new reality.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

Beating the shrink on grocery shelves
How leading grocers are reducing waste and bolstering profits while keeping pace with shoppers' changing needs.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

Reimagining emerging ASEAN in the wake of COVID-19
A focus on five key levers could both accelerate the region's recovery and make the gains more enduring.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

Tech-enabled asset productivity in chemicals and agriculture
Selecting the right combination of traditional and tech-enabled maintenance and reliability solutions is critical to delivering improved performance and higher operating margins.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

US Hispanic and Latino lives and livelihoods in the recovery from COVID-19
Hispanics and Latinos are key to the US recovery but have been damaged disproportionately by the pandemic. Targeted interventions are required to improve their health and economic outcomes.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

Why healthy institutional investors outperform
A strong mission and excellent talent management make for healthy institutions—and better investment performance.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 02, 2020

Will quantum computing drive the automotive future?
As quantum computing comes closer to reality, automotive players are exploring its potential.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 01, 2020

Reskilling for a changing economy: A discussion with Glenn Youngkin
Youngkin, chair of the Virginia Ready Initiative, talks about easing unemployment and strengthening Virginia's economy by connecting people with training, financial support, and job opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 01, 2020

Leadership's role in fixing the analytics models that COVID-19 broke
COVID-19 has upended life as we knew it, and our new behaviors are wreaking similar havoc on some analytics models that rely on historical data. How can leaders enable teams to get analytics back on track?

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 01, 2020

Medtech's call to action: Meeting the demand surge caused by COVID-19
Five interventions have helped manufacturers ease supply constraints for medtech products during the pandemic. Important lessons have been learned along the way.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 01, 2020

Needle in a haystack: Patents that inspire agricultural innovation
An enhanced patent-review strategy could boost innovation capabilities for agricultural-input companies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Sep 01, 2020

GSK's Brian McNamara on the business impact of COVID-19
The CEO of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare discusses the global challenges and possibilities of the next normal and the shifts now underway in consumer behavior.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 31, 2020

How governments can deliver on the promise of digital ID
Governments globally are working to roll out digital identity schemes, but few have achieved broad adoption and utilization. To succeed, governments can create a virtuous circle of supply and demand.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 31, 2020

Back to school: A framework for remote and hybrid learning amid COVID-19
As school systems prepare to reopen, here's how to create a safe and effective learning environment for everyone.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 31, 2020

Preventing future waves of COVID-19
After seven months of responding to the pandemic, we have learned some things. Here are some of the key lessons and how to apply them.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 31, 2020

To take off, flying vehicles first need places to land
The buzz about vehicles flying above hides the infrastructure challenge below.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

Warren Buffett: An appreciation
As Warren Buffett turns 90, the story of one of America's most influential and wealthy business leaders is a study in the logic and discipline of understanding future value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

Thriving in Latin America's next normal: Commercial excellence in CPG
Our latest survey shows that the region's leading consumer-packaged-goods companies are agile, collaborative, data driven, and digital in their commercial approach.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

Shifting focus to a comprehensive COVID-19-monitoring infrastructure
The United States can explore several approaches beyond polymerase-chain-reaction testing when considering a complete COVID-19-monitoring system.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

Standing out in China's private equity market: An interview with Frank Su
Frank Su, head of private equity Asia, CPP Investments, discusses the top four sectors to watch, how global asset managers can empower their GPs to institutionalize, and why secondary exits will become increasingly relevant in China.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

How to generate alpha in Chinese private equity: An interview with Nexus Point founder KC Kung
A leading private equity investor explains why the time is ripe for control investments in China.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

A playbook for private equity success in China: An interview with Jean Salata
Jean Salata, CEO and Founding Partner of Baring Private Equity Asia, discusses key trends in the evolution of private equity deal flow, how digitalization is affecting private equity firms, and why leadership and talent are key to unlocking outsized returns.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

Eating out(side): Restaurant dining in the next normal
Our survey of US consumers suggests that indoor dining in restaurants may not return to precrisis levels for months—or possibly even years. That means full-service restaurant operators need a new economic model.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

Closing the skills gap in retail with people analytics
Retailers that embrace people analytics are poised to streamline their onboarding process, retain strong employees, and ultimately maximize productivity.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains
With the world undergoing its second "once in a generation" disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 28, 2020

From defense to offense: Digital B2B services in the next normal
After playing a crucial role in adapting service operations to COVID-19 disruptions, digital and analytics can help B2B service companies emerge stronger in the post-pandemic reset.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2020

From new business to unicorn: Scaling a new corporate business
Quick pivots and a clear focus helped About You become the first $1 billion start-up business in Hamburg.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2020

‘Less searching, more finding': The car-buying experience in 2030
In this interview, the former chief strategy officer of Cars.com predicts a seamless digital process for car buyers—and a necessary evolution for dealers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2020

In search of alpha: Updating the playbook for private equity in China
The era of beta-driven growth is over.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2020

Margin pressure builds in the German machinery industry
Despite rising revenues, profits are plummeting. It's time to assess the dangers of unprofitable growth.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2020

The big boost: How incumbents successfully scale their new businesses
Corporations can help their new ventures scale up if they avoid these six actions that can undermine success.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 27, 2020

Using built-in advantages and innovation to scale
A commitment to partners, flexibility, and a good relationship with Bosch, the parent company, enabled scale to happen quickly for S&ST.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2020

Reimagining actuaries: A Q&A with Society of Actuaries' Greg Heidrich
The executive director of the Society of Actuaries discusses the changing role of the actuary in a world of quickly evolving data, analytics, digital work, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2020

Reimagining procurement for the next normal
Procurement has led the way out of a crisis before, and can again. But success will mean rethinking every aspect of the function.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2020

India's turning point: An economic agenda to spur growth and jobs
A clarion call is sounding for India to put growth on a sustainably faster track and meet the aspirations of its growing workforce.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2020

Managing China's growing oncology burden
Significant increases in incidence rates have made cancer a high priority in China. Progress has resulted from innovative treatments and greater access to care, yet much more needs to be done.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 26, 2020

Fashion on climate
How the fashion industry can urgently act to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 25, 2020

End-to-end digital transformations for chemical companies
Digital technologies disrupt old ways of working but also reveal opportunities to improve. Chemical companies can capture value by digitizing the entirety of their value chains.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 25, 2020

COVID-19 exposes a critical shortage of oxygen in developing countries
The COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating what is considered a critical vulnerability in the health infrastructure of many developing countries—a severe shortage of medical oxygen.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 25, 2020

The imperatives for automation success
New survey findings show that organizations that successfully automate business processes follow a few common practices.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 25, 2020

Women in healthcare: Moving from the front lines to the top rung
Our analysis shows women in healthcare have made progress and continue to report high job satisfaction. However, women also encounter persistent obstacles to advancement, particularly for senior positions, where they remain underrepresented.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 24, 2020

Lessons for US governors and mayors planning a second term
Governors and mayors can set the stage for a productive second term by devoting time well before the election to planning.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 21, 2020

Preparing for the next normal now: How health systems can adopt a growth transformation in the COVID-19 world
Health systems remain focused on patients and care, but proactive and targeted growth will likely need to be part of the response to financial challenges.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 21, 2020

What's next for the North American dairy industry?
Five actions executives could take to navigate these difficult times.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2020

Reinventing upstream oil and gas operations after the COVID-19 crisis
To come out of the crisis, the sector needs to change how it works.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2020

Reinvigorating growth in the consumer-goods industry
In this episode of the McKinsey on Consumer and Retail podcast, three senior partners discuss the changes that will fuel the next generation of growth for consumer-packaged-goods companies.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2020

Seeing the savings: Toward transparent management of portfolio companies
Early in the COVID-19 crisis, sponsors and portfolio companies collaborated to find ways to conserve cash. The next step, delivering the savings, requires heightened diligence and discipline.

McKinsey Quarterly
Aug 20, 2020

Semiconductor design and manufacturing: Achieving leading-edge capabilities
As chips get smaller and competition increases, semiconductor companies need a new strategy that considers everything from fab size to supply-chain issues.

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