Skip to main content

Latest insights

Interview

An interview with Austan Goolsbee

– “The countries that prioritized health not only had better health outcomes, they had better economic outcomes too.”
Article

On pins and needles: Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

– Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.
Article

US freight after COVID-19: A bumpy road to the next normal

– Our new research foresees a difficult recovery of up to four years, with some pockets of growth. Freight and logistics companies... will need to adapt.
Article

The long haul: How leaders can shift mindsets and behaviors to reopen safely

– The influence model is not only a template for organizational transformation but also a solid guide to crafting a sustainable... response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Article

Banking system resilience in the time of COVID-19

– Capital cushions at European, UK, and US banks look adequate in most scenarios—and challenged in others. In either case,... they must be rebuilt, and that will require some difficult decisions.
Article

To lead in the postcrisis tomorrow, put leadership and capabilities in place today

– Amid the crisis, companies have learned to work faster and manage better. Strategies that continually refresh those lessons through... people will define winners in the post-COVID-19 era.
Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.
Article

Communications get personal: How leaders can engage employees during a return to work

– As organizations embark on the reentry phase of the COVID-19 crisis, four practices can help them build trust and a sense of purpose... for the long term.
Article

Demystifying modeling: How quantitative models can—and can’t—explain the world

– The COVID-19 crisis has brought quantitative models to the forefront. Here are some ways that modeling helps us—as long... as we avoid its pitfalls.
Article

From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate

– As businesses step into the post-coronavirus future, they need to find a balance between what worked before and what needs to... happen to succeed in the next normal.

The Next Normal

A multimedia deep-dive series where McKinsey and other experts will envision the post-pandemic reset, one industry at a time.

The future of business: Reimagining 2020 and beyond

– In this special edition of The Next Normal, McKinsey senior partners envision how the COVID-19 crisis will transform entire industries in the coming 12 to 18 months.

The future of hospital care: A better patient experience

– In this edition, we explore how hospitals will innovate in the coming decade—and what it will mean for both patients and healthcare professionals. (From our archives)

The future of food: Meatless?

– Plant-based “meat” is all the rage. But is it a lasting trend or just a fad? Industry experts weigh in on the future of meat and protein consumption. (From our archives)

Special Features

COVID-19: Visualizing the impact of an invisible threat

– Editors highlight images that brought life to articles on the coronavirus outbreak, just as the world was struggling to understand it and adjust to the next normal.

Navigating to the next normal: The first 100 insights

Our first 100 articles addressing the challenges of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, presented in four thematic collections. Curated insights to help leaders in the public, private, and social sectors overcome the crisis—and remake the future.

Charting the path to the next normal

A daily chart that helps explain a changing world—during the pandemic and beyond.

CEO Moment from McKinsey Quarterly

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

– Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies and society. Will they build on this unique moment, or return to the ways of the past?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Making a daily ‘to be’ list: How a hospital system CEO is navigating the coronavirus crisis

– Cincinnati Children’s CEO Michael Fisher is communicating with purpose, leaning into tough choices, and emphasizing trust as he leads through uncertainty.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the State Bank of India is learning from crisis

– Rajnish Kumar, chairman of India’s largest bank, discusses COVID-19, digital transformation, and the future of work in financial services.
Interview

Adapting healthcare to COVID-19: An interview with the CEO of Boston Medical Center

– Kate Walsh shares how Boston Medical Center, New England’s largest safety-net hospital, has had to adapt to the pandemic—and why there’s no going back.

Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

AI in healthcare: Microsoft’s Kevin Scott on how tech can treat a pandemic

– Machine learning to develop vaccines faster; wearable devices to detect illness sooner: the COVID-19 pandemic could spark significant... innovations in healthcare technologies.
Article

‘And now win the peace’: Ten lessons from history for the next normal

– We are not at the end of the COVID-19 crisis, and maybe not even at the end of the beginning. But it is not too soon to build... the strategies that will foster broad-based growth.
Article

European bancassurance: Impact of COVID-19 and the next normal

– As customers and banks accelerate their digital transformation, bancassurers need to move digital to the core.
Article

Helping US healthcare stakeholders understand the human side of the COVID-19 crisis: McKinsey Consumer Healthcare Insights

– Healthcare stakeholders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic must understand not only the disease itself, but also consumers’... questions, concerns, and behaviors. Our recent rapid-research effort in the US provides some early insights.
Article

HR says talent is crucial for performance—and the pandemic proves it

– Five talent-management practices can help steer organizations through new ways of working and into the post-COVID-19 era.
Podcast

Rethinking health priorities: A conversation with Vivek Murthy

– The former US surgeon general discusses COVID-19 and a path forward for a healthier, stronger, and more resilient society.
Survey

The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– In North America and developing markets, respondents’ economic outlook is less favorable than in June. Across regions, views are... more uncertain on COVID-19 recovery but more hopeful on company prospects.
Article

Europe’s digital migration during COVID-19: Getting past the broad trends and averages

– A survey of 20,000 European consumers pinpoints what has changed in which markets, suggesting prompt actions for companies to... consider.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the State Bank of India is learning from crisis

– Rajnish Kumar, chairman of India’s largest bank, discusses COVID-19, digital transformation, and the future of work in financial... services.
Article

Lessons from the past: Informing the mining industry’s trajectory to the next normal

– What can previous crisis periods teach us about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mining sector, and what can we expect... going forward?
Report

Ready for check-in? Lessons from the German travel recovery

– A new report provides insights on how the travel industry can cope with shifts in demand patterns due to COVID-19.
Sorry, we couldn't find any results. Try removing some filters.

Survey collections

Collection

An early view of post-COVID-19 discretionary spending in Asia

– A survey of consumers in China, India, and Indonesia shows how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their plans for discretionary... spending—and which shifts could be part of the next normal.
Collection

Financial decision-maker sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic: A global perspective

– We are tracking financial decision-maker sentiment and behavior across multiple countries to provide facts and insights that will... help finance and business leaders navigate throughout the crisis.

How B2B decision makers are responding to the coronavirus crisis

– With governments and organizations still working to contain COVID-19 and stem the growing humanitarian toll it is exacting, the... effects on customer behaviors are beginning to ripple across the B2B landscape.

Reimagining food retail in Asia after the COVID-19 pandemic

– New survey results suggest where, and how, food retailers in Asia might rethink their businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

Global surveys of consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

– Consumer optimism varies by country depending on what stage each country is in the coronavirus contagion cycle.

Contact McKinsey about coronavirus response