Our Latest Thinking on People & Organization

Organizations working toward digital transformation must also rethink their ways of working, company culture, talent management, and reskilling strategies. Explore BCG’s latest thinking on people and organization to learn what this means for your business.

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COVID-19

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People Priorities in Response to COVID-19

Effective people-centric solutions—in areas such as workforce flexibility, corporate purpose, and digital readiness—can play a big role in helping companies find their way through the crisis.

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People Priorities for the New Now

The crisis is changing the way we work at lightning speed. To survive and thrive in the years ahead, companies will have to adapt and respond—and get started immediately.

Agile

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Finland’s Biggest Financial Group Goes All In on Agile

New ways of working adopted throughout the enterprise are helping OP to streamline decision making and improve employee engagement.

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Is Leadership Your Agile Blindspot?

Good leaders thrive during crises. Instead of pretending to know all the answers, they help their teams navigate uncharted territory together.

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Making Agile Work

Too often, agile remains confined to software development.

Leadership and Culture

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Leadership in the New Now

Three essential elements—head, heart, and hands—can help leaders keep their teams engaged and motivated through a time of uncertainty and radical change.

CEOS NEED TO SAY IT AND SAY IT AGAIN, WITH CLARITY, HONESTY AND FEELING

Leaders today... need to be effective communicators: real, truthful, transparent—and perhaps more so than at any time in recent memory, empathetic.

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Grant Freeland
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Boston

AS IF WE DIDN'T KNOW: COVID-19 RECONFIRMS THAT WOMEN MANKE GREAT LEADERS

The most compelling reason for boosting the presence of women and non-white-males in executive suites? They have earned a seat at the table.

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Grant Freeland
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Boston

COVID-19 AND OUR NEW BIONIC SOCIETY

The COVID-19 pandemic proves the need to permanently integrate data, technology, and human sensibilities.

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Grant Freeland
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Boston

HOW TO GET 40 JOB OFFERS IN TWO WEEKS

Today's job market presents a unique challenge. Now is the time to throw away your earlier game plan, get creative, and hustle.

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Grant Freeland
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Boston

INDRA NOOYI'S PASSIONS" PEOPLE, PERFORMANCE & PURPOSE AT PEPSICO AND BEYONS

Former chairman & CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi’s new book focuses on how to integrate work & family—and demonstrates why her leadership style continues to inspire.

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WHAT MILLENNIALS CAN LEARN FROM THEIR BOSSES

Experience gaps exist between different generations. While millennials bring fresh perspectives to the table, it is important to note how much knowledge they can gain from their more senior colleagues.

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THE END OF MANAGEMENT AS WE KNOW IT

Don't expect the management career ladder to totally disappear. Do expect it to morph into something significantly different.

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REACHING YOUR DIGITAL TIPPING POINT REQUIRES AN "ALL IN" EFFORT

Companies must master and control emerging technologies to take charge of their next customized digital initiative.

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TALENT WINS GAMES, TEAMWORK WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Leaders should focus on collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork—as opposed to the performance of any single employee.

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New Ways of Working

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Are You Ready to Transform?

Change is hard, but readiness is all. Companies prepared to manage the leader, people, and program journeys can double their chances of success.

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The New New Way of Working

A wave of change is coming that will make the way we work almost unrecognizable to today’s business leaders. To succeed, they will need to discover new ways of organizing, performing, and leading, along with new approaches to recruiting, developing, and engaging employees.

Reskilling and Workforce Trends

Upskilling and Reskilling for the Digital Age

The rapidly changing workplace presents an imperative—and an opportunity—for employees to reenergize their learning and capabilities.

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Decoding Global Talent

Emerging trends in the world of work include the UK's decline as a destination and increased expectations everywhere for a better work-life balance.

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The Future of Work

BCG partners with the World Economic Forum to develop a blueprint that helps companies manage changes and challenges in the future of work.

Organizing for Excellence

Boosting Performance Through Organization Design

Companies that adopt agile ways of working are five times more likely to experience faster growth and higher profits than those that don’t. Several other elements of good organization design can also help.

The Leadership Series

Responding to Disruption

Responding to Disruption

Responding to Disruption

More Than Ever, Diversity and Inclusion Matter at Eli Lilly and Company

More Than Ever, Diversity and Inclusion Matter at Eli Lilly and Company

RBC’s Dave McKay on a Future-Focused Culture

RBC’s Dave McKay on a Future-Focused Culture

BD’s Vincent Forlenza on Transforming in a Rapidly Changing Industry

BD’s Vincent Forlenza on Transforming in a Rapidly Changing Industry

RBC's Dave McKay on Reinventing Banking for the Digital Age

RBC's Dave McKay on Reinventing Banking for the Digital Age

An Interview with Inga Beale: Leading the Insurance Market to a Digital Future

An Interview with Inga Beale: Leading the Insurance Market to a Digital Future

Ralph Hamers on Disrupting the Banking Industry

Ralph Hamers on Disrupting the Banking Industry

Jim Whitehurst on the Open Organization: A Conversation with the CEO of Red Hat

Jim Whitehurst on the Open Organization: A Conversation with the CEO of Red Hat

Gavin Patterson - The Power of Convergence

Gavin Patterson - The Power of Convergence

The Solvay Journey: Asking More from Transformation

The Solvay Journey: Asking More from Transformation

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