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  • Solving the productivity puzzle

    Solving the productivity puzzle

    New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more.

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  • Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

    Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

    Customers expect software firms to do more to help deliver outcomes. Software vendors must therefore evolve their professional-services capabilities to meet the new needs.

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  • Reorganizing to capture maximum value quickly

    Reorganizing to capture maximum value quickly

    Companies need an organizational design that’s stable yet can respond quickly to threats and opportunities. Here’s how to build one.

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  • How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation?

    How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation?

    New workplace trends such as automation, AI, and the gig economy are generating a need for policies that create jobs and work that is more fulfilling.

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  • What can history teach us about technology and jobs?

    What can history teach us about technology and jobs?

    We can learn from past shifts in employment to improve the future of work.

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  • More Americans feel financially secure, but they’ve learned new shopping habits

    More Americans feel financially secure, but they’ve learned new shopping habits

    Our latest annual Consumer Sentiment Survey, which now includes 28,000 shoppers in 29 countries, revealed surprising trends with implications for US retailers and consumer-product manufacturers.

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  • How will automation affect economies around the world?

    How will automation affect economies around the world?

    All countries will feel the impact of automation, but at different speeds and in different ways. In this podcast, McKinsey Global Institute looks at its likely impact in China, Europe, and India.

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  • Strategy to beat the odds

    Strategy to beat the odds

    If you internalize the real odds of strategy, you can tame its social side and make big moves.

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  • Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

    Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

    Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, creating real, lasting value.

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  • The rise and rise of private equity

    The rise and rise of private equity

    Our annual private markets review showed the market scaling in 2017. The way limited partners and general partners respond to the opportunities that arise will be critical to their success.

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  • The changing face of medical-device design

    The changing face of medical-device design

    Design can help craft a standout patient experience. Here, three leaders discuss how the discipline is improving medical products and driving innovation.

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  • Industry 4.0: Reinvigorating ASEAN manufacturing for the future

    Industry 4.0: Reinvigorating ASEAN manufacturing for the future

    New digital technologies can help Southeast Asian manufacturers reassert their place in the global landscape.

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  • Air-freight forwarders move forward into a digital future

    Air-freight forwarders move forward into a digital future

    Digital challengers can’t replace every step in the value chain, at least for now. But they will nonetheless transform it over time.

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  • Shaking up the leadership model in higher education

    Shaking up the leadership model in higher education

    Economic pressures, digital disruption, and rising job complexity are prompting universities to seek more “outsider” leaders for their top jobs.

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  • Container shipping: More mergers, better mergers

    Container shipping: More mergers, better mergers

    A few precepts can help industry players better manage mergers and the integration process.

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  • Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

    Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

    As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s competitive rules are being rewritten.

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  • Five Fifty: The recipe for success

    Five Fifty: The recipe for success

    What combination of management practices leads to the healthiest, highest-performing companies? We found four recipes for success.

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  • Five Fifty: Activists at the gate

    Five Fifty: Activists at the gate

    How do you know a corporate board is effective? Look to the number of activist investors it attracts.

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  • The false choice between automation and jobs

    The false choice between automation and jobs

    Automation will give the global economy a much-needed productivity boost, even as it enables us to tackle societal “moonshots” such as curing disease or contributing solutions to the climate...

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  • Accelerating the diffusion of technology-enabled business practices

    Accelerating the diffusion of technology-enabled business practices

    New research highlights some of the most important actions available to executives.

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