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The Power of Your People Strategy

In these challenging times, organizations must elevate the most important asset they have: their people. By focusing on the fundamentals of people strategy—leadership, culture, talent, reskilling, and HR—companies can emerge stronger, more agile, more innovative, and better able to respond to an ever-changing environment.

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For years, technology has been radically transforming the way work gets done, changing the skills that people need for their jobs, and redefining the jobs that will be needed. But the pandemic has catapulted businesses five to ten years into the digital future. Virtually overnight, remote working and automated operations have become realities.

To navigate these challenges, it is imperative that companies become bionic: that is, they must intertwine new technologies with human capabilities to power growth, innovation, and, resilience. From the C-suite to the frontlines, and everywhere in between, a successful people strategy stands on three pillars:

The Pillars of People Strategy

How BCG Creates People Advantage

BCG’s people strategy consulting builds on three core truths.

We Work with Clients—Not On Them—To Unlock the Power of their People

We empower and enable clients to design and deliver programs that build their own capabilities across all levels of their organization. Rather than offering traditional, ancillary programs in leadership development and talent development, BCG applies cutting-edge behavioral science to daily operations, enabling people to activate and embed new ways of working while on the job.

We Practice What We Preach

BCG is globally recognized for its world-class people operations. We consistently rank among the best places to work—and we apply the same proven people strategies to our clients. We bring deep expertise in engaging employees and creating a diverse, inclusive culture that enables organizations to thrive.

We Understand that Purpose Fuels Performance

Organizations that maintain a strong sense of purpose—and activate a purpose-driven culture—are more than twice as likely to have above-average shareholder returns.

Using a holistic, human-centric lens, we collaborate with clients on the fundamental pillars of people strategy: leadership and culture, talent and skills, and enabling the HR organization to support business leaders as a strategic partner.

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Leadership Development and Organizational Culture

The key to superior business performance is maintaining a tight link among leadership, purpose-driven culture, and value creation. Leadership and culture will be especially important in a post-COVID-19 world given the dramatic increase in digital and virtual work environments.

Our approach, informed by behavioral science, helps leaders create an empowering culture that allows people to do their best work.

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Talent Management, Reskilling, and Upskilling

The global pandemic has thrust companies into new digital territory: employees are working and collaborating remotely, consumers are spending more online, and supply chains are more automated. The talent and skills required to achieve your digital ambition are changing as well. More than ever, companies must invest in reskilling, upskilling, and continuous learning programs to close essential skill gaps and secure the capabilities needed to succeed in a post-COVID-19 world.

We work with companies to unleash new ways of working that not only enable execution but also spur innovation, flexibility, and agility.

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Shaping the Future of HR

HR is morphing into one of the most critical and dynamic functions in today’s digitally focused organizations. Our people management consulting helps clients transition to more agile and digital HR, leverage people analytics, and optimize employee engagement.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our Research Makes a Clear Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

When organizations create an inclusive culture that values diversity, everyone wins.

Meet Our People Strategy Consultants

Our Client Work in People Strategy

  • Capturing Leadership and Talent at a Global Resources Company
    One company’s investment in developing its frontline leaders created a lasting competitive advantage.
  • Achieving Agile Transformation at a Financial Institution
    ING Bank Netherlands partnered with BCG to adopt an end-to-end agile model to accelerate and enhance its responsiveness to clients.

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