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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.

    Slow down attrition: Focus on what workers want

    Slow down attrition: Focus on what workers want

    Is there any way to stop the Great Attrition? McKinsey expert associate partner, Bonnie Dowling, says yes. In this episode of The McKinsey Podcast, she speaks with executive editor Roberta Fusaro about McKinsey’s latest research on the Great Attrition. This time, the team includes data from multiple countries and outlines five types of worker personalities that, if catered to appropriately, could help fill all those open positions.


    After, we’ll hear from Catherine Price, author of Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, part of our Author Talks series, who says fun is not a treat, but a tool.


    Latest research on the Great Attrition/Great Attraction: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/the-great-attrition-is-making-hiring-harder-are-you-searching-the-right-talent-pools


    Author Talks: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-on-books/author-talks

    Theme music written, produced and performed by Joy Ngiaw.

    • 23 min
    The two-wheeled commute: Micromobility and your future

    The two-wheeled commute: Micromobility and your future

    Scooters. Bikes. E-mopeds. If you’re an urban dweller, you’ve probably seen a variety of these vehicles whizzing by—and you’re likely to see more in the future. In this episode of The McKinsey Podcast, McKinsey partner Kersten Heineke speaks with global editorial director Lucia Rahilly about micromobility: who’s using it, why it’s becoming more popular, and how cities can adapt to a future of tiny transportation.

    Following their conversation, we hear from NYU associate professor of psychology Tessa West about toxic coworkers. In her book, Jerks at Work: Toxic Coworkers and What to Do About Them (Portfolio, January 2022), featured in a recent edition of our Author Talks series, West describes how to handle jerks at work–and how not to become one yourself.

    Theme music written, produced and performed by Joy Ngiaw.

    • 27 min
    What makes an organization 'healthy'?

    What makes an organization 'healthy'?

    Lucia and Roberta are taking a summer break, so please enjoy this popular and previous episode about organizational health. Research shows that companies can improve short-and long-term performance by focusing on a small number of carefully selected management practices.

    Theme music written, produced and performed by Joy Ngiaw.

    • 26 min
    Creating good packaging for packaged goods

    Creating good packaging for packaged goods

    Lucia and Roberta are taking a summer break, so today we feature an episode of the McKinsey on Consumer and Retail podcast. Many consumer products will soon be in packages that are stronger, sustainable, and 'smart.' Hear Amcor CEO Ron Delia and McKinsey partner David Feber speak with executive editor Monica Toriello about the e-commerce boom, widespread concern about sustainability, and the digitization trend spurring innovation in packaging.

    • 21 min
    Apprenticeship gets a makeover

    Apprenticeship gets a makeover

    In this episode of The McKinsey Podcast, Lisa Christensen, a McKinsey director of learning and McKinsey partner Tony Gambell speak with McKinsey executive editor Roberta Fusaro about what apprenticeship looks like in today’s organizations and how an intentional two-way learning environment can help individuals and teams tackle problems more effectively to meet their performance goals.

    After, we also hear from McKinsey senior partner Robert Palter, featured in our My Rookie Moments series, about the valuable lesson he learned from his boss when confronted with a difficult client's bad idea.

    Theme music written, produced and performed by Joy Ngiaw.

    • 33 min
    Learning and earning: the bold moves that change careers

    Learning and earning: the bold moves that change careers

    Corporate attrition persists, but one way to lure employees back is to develop their knowledge, attributes, experiences—in short, their human capital. But how? What’s best for the employee? Is it worth leaders’ time? Two authors of McKinsey’s report, “Human capital at work: The value of experience,” address these and other questions in this episode of The McKinsey Podcast. Anu Madgavkar, a partner with McKinsey Global Institute, and senior partner Bill Schaninger, spoke with McKinsey Global Publishing’s Lucia Rahilly.

    Also, McKinsey partner Joshua Katz spoke with McKinsey editorial director Roberta Fusaro about the impact of global food inflation and how business leaders and other stakeholders can respond.

    Theme music was scored, produced and performed by Joy Ngaiw.

    • 37 min

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