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Our Latest Thinking on People & Organization

As organizations continue to digitally transform, ways of working, company culture, talent management, and reskilling strategies become increasingly important. Explore BCG’s latest thinking on people and organizations to learn what this means for your business.

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Making Agile Work

Too often, agile remains confined to software development.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Success Secret

Nadella is proof positive that one can be a powerful and effective leader without constantly being in the limelight, the center of attention. There’s an apt saying: “It’s the thought that counts.” In Nadella’s case, it’s the thoughtfulness—the thinking—that counts.

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Spring Baseball Rekindles World Series Leadership Lessons

Inspirational leadership never goes out of style and can make all the difference, even in an organization of superstars. It matters little whether those stars are ball players, biochemists, petroleum engineers, or sales executives.

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Shutdown Lesson Number One: How To Disagree Productively

Separating a personal disagreement from a business one could be a critical component of change.

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How To Get The Diverse Workforce You Need

There is no magic formula, but a few key principles should guide diversity efforts—starting with focus and upskilling.

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Great Leaders Get Up From Their Chairs

They know it’s needed, but for many executives, change can be painful. They key to success is their active engagement in the change effort.

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Taking A Wild Ride Off A ‘Glass Cliff’

Many highly accomplished women find themselves accepting very high-risk (some would say sure-to-fail) challenges during their careers. It’s been described as a ride off a “glass cliff.” Women understand the risks, but they take them anyway and are often set up to fail. What can women do, and how should leadership opportunities be evaluated to avoid the glass-cliff phenomenon?

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Dive Bars, Boomerangs, and the Competition for Talent

In the competition for talent nobody can be ignored, especially potential employees who would seem to have a natural affinity for the company and the job: alumni and workforce returnees. Companies that step up their efforts in these areas should realize almost immediate benefits.

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Want to Get Promoted When You’re a Millennial and Your Boss Is Not? Here’s How

It’s good that millennials know what they want. They should ask for it. But while they’re asking they also need to be prepared to talk about the value they’ve brought to the company. They need to answer the question: What have you done for me lately?

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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.

Decoding Global Talent 2018

Decoding Global Talent

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

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 a Digital Future

Organizing for a Digital Future

Digital does not change the principles of organizational design and governance. But because the capabilities and cadence of digital and traditional ways of working can be so different, leaders must approach digital thoughtfully.

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

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

Leading the Insurance Market to a Digital Future

Ralph Hamers on Disrupting the Banking Industry

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

Gavin Patterson - The Power of Convergence

The Solvay Journey: Asking More from Transformation

The Importance of Timing

The Journey Toward a Sustainable World

Harnessing the Power of Scale

Doug Ingram on a Transformation That Generated $20 Billion in Value

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