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The McKinsey Podcast, our new flagship podcast series, takes you inside our global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. McKinsey & Company is a management-consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations realize their most important goals. Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.

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The McKinsey Podcast, our new flagship podcast series, takes you inside our global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. McKinsey & Company is a management-consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations realize their most important goals. Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.

    Nurses and the great attrition

    Nurses and the great attrition

    Many nurses are reevaluating their commitment to direct patient care. Now, during a time of unprecedented need, what can health systems and other employers of nurses do to inspire this backbone of the healthcare workforce to stay? Hear from Gretchen Berlin, RN and McKinsey senior partner on the state of nurses, and specific suggestions to improve their work experience, practically and emotionally. After, David Baboolall, McKinsey associate partner, joins us to discuss the recent findings of McKinsey's report: Being transgender at work.

    Nurse survey: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/our-insights/nursing-in-2021-retaining-the-healthcare-workforce-when-we-need-it-most

    Transgender report: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/being-transgender-at-work
     

    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 31 min
    The state of burn-out for women in the workplace

    The state of burn-out for women in the workplace

    Burn-out in the workplace is an omnipresent state for so many of us, but especially so for women who tend to take on the responsibilities of home as well. This could lead to attrition which means leaders face a potential talent crisis if stress in their workplace goes unaddressed. This discovery and many others are explored in the recently released, "Women in the workplace 2021" report. Hear from two of its authors, McKinsey senior partners Alexis Krivkovich and Lareina Yee. Following, hear senior partner, Sven Smit, share his "rookie moment" when about twenty years ago, he asked for the unusual - time off to care for his young daughter.

    Women in the Workplace 2021 report: https://womenintheworkplace.com/
    Rookie Moment: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/my-rookie-moment
     

    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 34 min
    How to create a resilient supply chain strategy

    How to create a resilient supply chain strategy

    How can organizations build resilience into their processes so they can be ready for the next inevitable supply chain disruption? Hear from Knut Alicke and Dan Swan, McKinsey partners, in conversation with executive editor Roberta Fusaro, on steps to take to achieve supply chain resilience, how to manage inflation and examples of how clients have successfully set themselves up to manage future disruptions.
    Following, hear from Oscar Viyuela Garcia, an early-tenure consultant who left academia for a career at McKinsey.

     

    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 27 min
    Serving the Black consumer is a $300 billion opportunity

    Serving the Black consumer is a $300 billion opportunity

    Due to a lack of product and services tailored specifically to meet the needs and wants of Black consumers, their loyalty is up for grabs and offers a huge opportunity for business. There is also a greater chance to meet social and moral objectives. This, according to McKinsey's recent report about the economic state of Black America. Hear Shelley Stewart III, partner at McKinsey, in conversation with Lucia Rahilly, global editorial director, to discuss specific areas where the private and public sectors have the most expeditious opportunities.

    The economic state of Black America report: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/the-economic-state-of-black-america-what-is-and-what-could-be


    Also, hear from Eric Kutcher, senior partner at McKinsey, who shares a big, hard lesson learned when he was starting out, from McKinsey’s “My Rookie Moment” series: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/my-rookie-moment

     

    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 30 min
    The economic and social disadvantages of ageism

    The economic and social disadvantages of ageism

    They're the most educated with great expertise. Yet, they remain underestimated. It's the people over 45, a useful cohort that struggles to find new employment, in large part, due to ageism. Hear from Mona Mourshed, CEO of Generation, an organization that trains people who are unemployed, underemployed, or need to learn new skills in conversation with Roberta Fusaro, McKinsey executive editor. They also dig into how employers stand to gain by investing in older workers - practically, culturally, and economically.

    Generation report: https://www.generation.org/news/unemployed-aged-45-and-above-face-ageism-and-career-challenges-globally/


    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 18 min
    Leaders must adapt to prevent more quitting

    Leaders must adapt to prevent more quitting

    People are quitting in record numbers. Such an exodus threatens to increase labor costs, more attrition and contribute to brand bruising. Leaders can hang on to the best if they give their employees what they want—respect and a sense of belonging. Hear from experts in talent and organizational health, Aaron De Smet and Bill Schaninger on how those in charge can adapt their leadership styles to meet the needs of today's workforce.
    Reading material referenced:
    • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
    • McKinsey article and report about the great attrition
    • McKinsey article about psychological safety
     

    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Juliemk01 ,

Really interesting content

Another good one

ActiveListner ,

Robotic

I enjoy the content and the great guests with unique insight but does the presentation have to be so robotic? Case in point - "Creating value through sustainable design". Stilted is probably the best description.

Again - I really enjoy the subject matter, guest insight and the distinguished piano noodle at the start.

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