Leading in the New Reality

The pandemic will one day be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that businesses will be able to return to business as usual. They’ll have to pivot quickly and refocus their attention to solve critical challenges in the years ahead.

The rapid acceleration of new ways of working and technology—combined with widespread social anxiety and geopolitical uncertainty—signifies that the world has changed forever. The task for leaders is to navigate the complexities of this current environment while preparing for whatever lies ahead. By focusing on three critical areas—climate and sustainability, digital transformation, and resilience—companies can develop competitive advantage that will allow them to thrive now and in the future. The speed of change taking place today means that they must act quickly—and boldly—to keep up. BCG has the experience and insights to help.

Climate & Sustainability

Businesses are at a defining moment to act on sustainability. Those that act decisively have the opportunity to create sustainable competitive advantage for the long term. Thanks to the scale and speed at which they operate, businesses are also uniquely positioned to address climate change and many of the other serious challenges facing our world. We have the expertise to help companies step up their commitments, reduce their emissions, and partner across the public, private, and social sectors to generate sustainable impact.

How to Protect the Planet

How to Protect the Planet

Environmental degradation is everyone’s problem. Businesses have a responsibility to take action—and will benefit from doing so.

Digital Transformation

The pandemic has put the power of digital on full display, catapulting the world of work five to ten years into the future. Even as employees start to return to their offices, it’s clear that workplaces won’t ever return to normal. Leading in the new reality requires robust digital capabilities and—in many cases—a comprehensive transformation that can support these new ways of working.

Decoding Global Talent Collection of Publication and Reports

Decoding Global Talent

In this series—which began with the original 2014 Decoding report—BCG and The Network document the ongoing evolution of work and highlight how workplaces will have to change in the future.

Systems Thinking Powers Bionic Success

Systems Thinking Powers Bionic Success

Why do digital natives grow into the world’s most valuable companies seemingly overnight while the world’s largest legacy companies achieve only incremental digital progress?


BCG research suggests that the gap between winners and losers increases during a crisis—and that performance in times of turmoil has far-reaching consequences. But resilience isn’t just about weathering the storm. It’s about being ready for whatever comes next, finding ways to minimize disruption and adapt quickly to change. To win in the new reality, businesses will have to reflect on what they learned during the pandemic and integrate those lessons into their operating models and ways of working.

Winning the 20s in an Accelerated Post-COVID World

Winning the ’20s in an Accelerated Post-COVID World

After the COVID-19 crisis forced leaders to shift their attention to navigating critical short-term issues, many are now refocusing on the longer-term agenda for their businesses. Here are five key imperatives for succeeding in the remainder of this decade.

Becoming an All-Weather Company

Becoming an All-Weather Company

The coronavirus crisis brought renewed attention to the value of resilience. Our research shows that resilience has an outsized impact on performance, and companies can take certain steps to put it into practice.

Becoming Resilient

In this video series, BCG experts explain how successful organizations build resilience in order to rebound from adversity, respond to change, and reimagine businesses that will flourish in new circumstances.

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Leading in the New Reality