Our Latest Thinking on People Strategy

Companies must reenvision leadership development, talent development, and reskilling and upskilling strategies. Explore BCG’s latest thinking on people strategy to learn what the future of work means for your business.

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Reinventing Work

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The Path to Remote-Working Maturity

The ongoing COVID-19 experiment in remote working is bringing substantial benefits to managers and employees alike. Here’s how to consolidate the gains.

Hybrid Work Is the New Remote Work

Hybrid Work Is the New Remote Work

Leaders should be managing remote working conditions amid the uncertainty of today and prepare for and optimize the hybrid working models of tomorrow.

COVID-19

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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.

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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.

Beyond Great BCG Book

Beyond Great

How to build sustainable business advantage in a world where great is no longer good enough.

How Brazilian Companies Can Maximize Their Investment in Diversity

Brazilian companies are investing significantly in gender diversity. There are some individual stories of success, but, in general, Brazil’s progress to this area is still slow. Some find challenger to recognize initiatives that are truly efficient to promote changes. Interviews and researches with 14 of the biggest companies in Brazil provided a report of what has been effective to their employees and also what opportunities leaders can recognize to maximize their efforts and have better impact in diversity.

Leadership Development and Organizational Culture

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.

GREAT LEADERS REALIZE THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW

Leaders looking to move successful companies beyond great shouldn’t abandon what got them where they are; they should build on their existing strengths with new capabilities.

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Grant Freeland
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Boston

A PERSONAL PLEA FOR LEADERS TO HELP PARENTS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN, JUGGLE COVID, FAMILY AND CAREERS

If you don’t proactively develop a caregiver strategy, you’ll lose more than just hard-won progress on gender diversity. You may also lose some of your most valuable employees and future company leaders.

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Grant Freeland
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Boston

CULTURE CHANGE NEEDED FOR LGBTQ EMPLOYEES TO "FEEL AT HOME" AT WORK

Companies have a moral, legal, and fiduciary obligation to create open-arms policies that make their firms magnets for top talent. Leadership is especially critical in promoting diversity and inclusion.

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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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Or explore Grant’s collection >> 

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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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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The Leadership Series

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

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

The Importance of Timing

The Importance of Timing

Talent Development, Reskilling, and Upskilling

Rethinking the On-Demand Workforce

Rethinking the On-Demand Workforce

With problems intensified by COVID-19, companies are using digital platforms to hire gig workers ad hoc with the capabilities they require. Now is the time to get strategic.

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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