McKinsey Talks Operations

McKinsey & Company

The new podcast from McKinsey’s Operations Practice explores cutting through the noise to transform strategy into lasting operations success. Insights on Operations Operations

Growth in a Crisis: Lessons from Hospitality CEO Omar El Hamamsy

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Hotels & resorts Operations strategyBy redirecting business efforts, the head of Orascom Development found a path to company growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Operating in the White Space

In fact, I’ve spent my whole career operating in the white space. How to Live an Amazing Life – Sign Up for Free Tips and Strategies for your Career and Life. The post Operating in the White Space first appeared on Caseinterview. Every company has an organizational chart.

10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

Clients are shutting down their operations; workshops and meetings are being called off; in fact, the entire economy appears to be headed for an … Continued. The post 10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms appeared first on David A.

The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen Z

With “Gen Zers” beginning to enter the workforce at entry-level positions, it’s crucial to understand that this generation operates differently from the last. With this caveat in mind, read on to learn how to adapt your recruiting strategy to appeal to this pool of potential employees.

A winning operating model for digital strategy


Digital is driving major changes in how companies set and execute strategy. New survey results point to four elements that top performers include in their digital-strategy operating model. Digital Insights

A new IT operating model to better serve employees

McKinsey & Company

Digital Insights Digital IT management & strategyIn this interview, Johnson & Johnson’s CIO of Corporate Technology explains how IT transformed the employee experience—and itself— with a digital-product mindset.

Building a cloud-ready operating model for agility and resiliency

McKinsey & Company

Four operating-model changes can help companies accelerate the journey to cloud. Digital Insights Core IT Digital strategy and organization Disruptive Technology

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A new operating model for pharma: How the pandemic has influenced priorities

McKinsey & Company

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted pharma companies to rethink their organizational strategies. A survey of executives suggests where value might lie. Insights on Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals

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How Johnson & Johnson transformed its corporate business-technology operating model

McKinsey & Company

Digital Insights Core IT IT management & strategyJohnson & Johnson remodeled its technology–business partnership to elevate the employee experience.

Bridging the gap between a company’s strategy and operating model


Four questions can help a company translate business goals into operating-model design. Insights on Organization

Should Your Global Firm Centralize Digital Operations?

Harvard Business

Digital transformation Strategy Talent management International business Digital ArticleResearchers found that more often than not the answer is yes. Here’s why.

Strategic and Operational Planning

Gina Abudi

The post Strategic and Operational Planning appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership engaging employees operational planning strategic planning strategic plans strategy planningEngaging Employees to Contribute to the Plans. It’s business planning time again – especially if your fiscal year follows the calendar. Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. This year, get your employees involved in planning.

How COVID-19 is redefining the next-normal operating model


With everything disrupted, going back to the same old thing is a losing strategy. The strongest companies are reinventing themselves by embracing pandemic-driven change. Insights on Organization

SME Strategy Partners w/CIMA, on a mission to insulate homes around the world with environmentally-friendly cellulose

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

They represent the cellulose manufacturing industry, as well as the owner/operators and entrepreneurs who are building the products*. Strategic planning strategy case studies strategic priorities client story

Diagnosing the pain in your supply chain

McKinsey & Company

But CEOs and other leaders can build resilience into their operations and reset supply chains for the next inevitable disruption. Insights on Operations Retail & Consumer Goods Operations StrategyThe COVID-19 pandemic has knocked global supply chains off their axes.

Navigating the labor mismatch in US logistics and supply chains

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Operations Logistic providers Operations strategy Supply chain managementStructural shifts in the labor market have left companies struggling to recruit and retain workers. But a set of concrete actions can help address this imbalance across value chains.

Preparing global business services for the next normal

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Operations Operations strategyShared-services and GBS organizations face twin needs: to accelerate digital capabilities and learn to work within a constantly evolving environment.

Buying a Business; Operating a Business; Selling a Business Employees are More Important than Ever

Martinka Consulting

Successfully operating a business is not easy, which is why there are ample rewards when done right. The post Buying a Business; Operating a Business; Selling a Business Employees are More Important than Ever appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Business Buying Exit Strategies Increasing ValueThe US is opening. The EU is opening. And the owner of a painting company told me he could do twice as much work if he had more (good) employees.

Adapting your operating model to the next normal: The next big move in chemicals

McKinsey & Company

Increasing uncertainty in chemicals requires companies to adopt new operating models. Four guiding principles can help players incorporate strategies that reflect the new realities of the industry. Chemicals Insights Chemicals

Seeing your way to better strategy


Viewing strategy choices through four lenses—financial performance, markets, competitive advantage, and operating model—can help companies debias their strategic dialogues and make big, bold changes. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

How to Move from Strategy to Action

LSA Global

Strategy without Action Is Just Wishful Thinking Despite the time and effort leaders put into crafting a clear business strategy , one of the most distressing statistics, is that, according to a recent IBM survey, 90% of strategies fail to meet expectations.

How to boost growth in industrial services: Better customer experience

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Operations Operations StrategyCustomer experience is increasingly critical for industrial-services businesses—and the bar is rising. Here’s how to exceed it.

Can your supply chain deliver what your consumer wants?

McKinsey & Company

In a far more complex business environment, consumer companies can rethink—and potentially redesign—their supply-chain operating models for the resiliency and agility they need. Insights on Operations Retail & Consumer Goods Operations Strategy Supply chain management

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Improve Strategy Implementation with our 7 Best Practices for Action Planning

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

One you’ve moved through the stages of strategic planning, from discussing your company vision through to goal setting , developing a detailed action plan is the next step towards implementing your strategy. Is your organization getting ready for it's strategy session?

Using Strategy to Build Long Term Resilience w/ David Yetman

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

David is currently attending Harvard University studying business resilience, and operating his own consultancy called Yetman Consulting, which works to help businesses develop long-term business resilience. Business strategy case study business planning Growth business resilience

China’s digital R&D imperative

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Operations Operations strategy Product developmentChinese companies are upgrading their R&D capabilities as they strive for technological self-sufficiency. Success depends on getting three things right.

How to Develop a Professional Services Marketing Strategy – Part 1

Prudent Pedal

This post is the first in a series to share how professional services can develop and execute marketing strategy. Instead, it will give you a strategic framework to guide both the thinking about AND deployment of your marketing strategy. The 2 major challenges to developing professional services marketing strategy . The BS of PS creates dysfunctional behaviors that lead to discombobulated marketing strategies and suboptimal performance. Marketing Strategy

Five actions to build next-generation know-your-customer capabilities

McKinsey & Company

KYC programs are key in banks’ customer gain and retention, but their results aren’t optimal, despite technology and operations spend. Risk & Resilience Insights Banking Banking risk management Operations strategy

Agile Strategy: Stability and Opportunity During Disruption

Brimstone Consulting

Agile strategy can transform your organization. Andy points to agile strategy as the backbone of the company’s success. Agile Strategy. Strategy has traditionally been a top-down exercise conducted on an annual basis. The strategy is not aligned with the goal.

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Agile Strategy: Stability and Opportunity During Disruption

Brimstone Consulting

important;}”] Agile strategy can transform your organization. Andy points to agile strategy as the backbone of the company’s success. Agile Strategy. Strategy has traditionally been a top-down exercise conducted on an annual basis.

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If You Want Your Digital Transformation to Succeed, Align Your Operating Model to Your Strategy - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

Harvard Business

Business models Strategy Sponsor ContentSponsor content from Deloitte.

How to Align Middle Management with Strategy

LSA Global

Middle Management Needs to Be Deeply Engaged in Strategy Design and Planning. For strategic plans to succeed, companies need to align middle management with strategy. Make the inevitable strategic and tactical adjustments to keep the strategy on track.

The Future of Work Is Projects—So You’ve Got to Get Them Right

Harvard Business

Project management Operations strategy Organizational change AudioHow companies and teams achieve better outcomes in the new project economy.

Assessing Your Strategy During Times of Volatility

LSA Global

Assessing Your Strategy When the Future’s Uncertain. Though the future is still uncertain, you must find a way of assessing your strategy during times of volatility. You need tips on assessing your strategy during times of volatility. Generate Strategies for Each Situation.

List: Aussie Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

List of Australian Strategy Firms in 2013. BELOW is a hand-picked list of leading Australian strategy firms. This list will be of interest to you if: you’re a student who wants to work for a leading strategy firm, or. your company, non-profit or government agency is looking for quality strategy advice. Pacific Strategy Partners. Founded in 1999 by Tim Orton (ex-McKinsey), Nous Group has grown to be one of Australia’s most influential strategy firms.

50 Foreign Companies Operating in France Sound the Alarm


Via translation from Les Echos , please consider 50 Foreign Companies Operating in France Sound the Alarm. We contribute 29% of French investment and provide 29% of the R & D companies operating in France. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific

Using a cost-control tower to drive affordability in defense

McKinsey & Company

Aerospace & Defense Insights Defense & security Operations strategyCost-control towers help companies in many industries stay within budget and reduce costs. It’s time for defense companies to learn about their benefits.

When Should Your Company Develop Its Own Software?

Harvard Business

Digital transformation Technology and analytics Operations strategy Digital ArticleGuidance for midsize companies making the “buy-it vs. build-it” decision.

Is Strategy still Relevant to Organization Design?

Kates Kesler

The axiom has always been to start with a clear strategy if you want to design a sound organization. But, is detailed strategy work even relevant in a world where the external environment is continually changing, requiring companies to regularly shift direction and priorities? On the contrary, we believe strategy is more important than ever. Both strategy and organization have to be dynamic.