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Beyond hiring: How companies are reskilling to address talent gaps

– As potential skill shortages loom, a new survey finds that many companies are using multiple tactics to close gaps and that reskilling efforts are paying off.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Getting practical about the future of work

– Adapting to a digital age will require organizations—and not just employees—to equip themselves with new capabilities.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Understanding the leader’s ‘identity mindtrap’: Personal growth for the C-suite

– If you’re shackled to who you are now, you can’t recognize—or reach for—who you might become next.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

When women lead, workplaces should listen

– The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The helix organization

– Separating people-leadership tasks from day-to-day business leadership can help organizations strike a better balance between... centralization and decentralization, reduce complexity, and embrace agility.

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McKinsey Talks Talent

McKinsey & Company’s Bryan Hancock, Bill Schaninger, and other talent experts help you navigate a fast-changing landscape and prepare for the future of work by making talent a competitive advantage.

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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.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Matching talent to value

– The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top. Getting the right people in these critical seats can turbocharge performance.
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Why you should apply analytics to your people strategy

– Bringing advanced computing power and analytics capabilities to bear on people decisions in an organization is crucial to driving lasting and effective change.

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McKinsey Organization Blog

Short and snackable insights on talent management, organizational design, agility, culture, change management, HR analytics and technology, leadership, and merger management from our experienced partners at the forefront of today’s trends.

The five fifty

A quick briefing in five—or a fifty-minute deeper dive into McKinsey’s best thinking on talent, organizational design, agility, culture, and leadership

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Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change

Beyond Performance 2.0 more than doubles your odds of successfully leading significant, sustainable change by applying equal levels of insight and rigor to the “hard” and “soft” elements that matter.

Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field

For professionals seeking to hone their organization’s learning and development efforts, Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field is the ideal resource.

Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.

Leadership at Scale: Better Leadership, Better Results

Leadership at Scale provides leaders with the systematic and fact-based leadership development approach they need to unlock organizational performance in today’s fast-paced business environment.

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The people-first approach to business building

– To attract top talent in today’s market, companies need to upgrade their recruiting skills—and their culture.
Interview - Learn to Leap! #2

Achieving M&A success by letting start-up acquisitions be themselves

– Acquiring a start-up is only the beginning. Successful integration takes time, a shared vision, and a strategy to get there.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Soft skills for a hard world

– As workers interact with ever-smarter machines, the demand for soft skills is beginning to surge.
Article

Is the consumer-goods industry ready for the new world of work?

– The skills that made consumer-goods companies successful in the past won’t be good enough for the future. Companies need... to start preparing for skill shifts now.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Confronting the early-career gender gap

– To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling.
Interactive

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.
Podcast

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.
Article

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era

– To enable continuous learning, leaders will need to think and act differently.
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