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People Strategy

The fundamentals of people strategy—leadership, culture, talent, reskilling, and HR—make companies stronger, more agile, more innovative, and more responsive. BCG’s people strategy consultants help companies elevate their most important asset: their people.

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 last few years have catapulted businesses five to ten years into the digital future. Virtually overnight, remote working and automated operations have become the new reality.

To navigate today's complex 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:


BCG's Pillars of People Strategy

Shaping the Future of Work

How BCG Creates People Operations Advantage

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

We help clients build a strategic workforce planning to unlock the power of their people

We implement our world-class people operations strategy

We understand that a purpose-driven culture fuels performance

How We Work on People Strategy With Clients

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.



Explore Our Insights on People Strategy

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The Working Caregivers Series

Working caregivers—particularly women—left the workforce in record numbers during the pandemic. Now they're returning to work, and companies must deliver the support employees need to make the workplace inclusive and sustainable—or risk losing top talent again.

Put the Best People in the Right Places

In successful transformations, companies appoint top people, give them central, career-advancing roles, and ensure the right mix of digital expertise and organizational experience on teams.

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