Bill Cara

The current focus of global leaders in business and government

January 30, 2024

McKinsey & Co takeaways from the WEF Davos Conference.

The McKinsey citations are listed below:

  1. Speed is crucial to outperformance: Leaders in fast-moving organizations report higher operational resilience, financial performance, growth, and innovation than their peers in slow-moving companies.
  2. Cooperation and competition can coexist: Leaders can practice “coopetition” to advance shared interests in specific areas.
  3. Generative AI revolution: Gen AI is set to transform roles and boost performance across various functions, unlocking trillions of dollars in value across sectors.
  4. Sustainability is a business imperative: Companies that take courageous action can accelerate value creation and reposition themselves ahead of competitors in the net-zero economy.
  5. Better women’s health boosts economic prosperity: Investments addressing the women’s health gap could potentially boost the global economy by $1 trillion annually by 2040.
  6. A comprehensive approach to transformation: Four essential elements for transformation success could give leaders a better chance at outpacing the competition.
  7. Focus on matching top talent to the highest-value roles: Skills-based hiring could help organizations access new talent pools.
  8. The best CEOs improve their organizations: Top-performing CEOs create truly distinctive value.
  9. Performance and diversity are not mutually exclusive: The business case for diversity holds and grows even under pressure to maintain financial performance.
  10. India’s potential: India is transforming rapidly as one of the fastest-growing large economies in the world.

References: All change: The new era of perpetual organizational upheaval: The Global Cooperation Barometer 2024: The economic potential of generative AI: The next productivity frontier : Full throttle on net zero: Creating value in the face of uncertainty : Closing the women’s health gap: A $1 trillion opportunity to improve lives and economies : How to gain and sustain a competitive edge through transformation : Right skills, right person, right role : The CEO Journey: A collection of content to master the CEO role : Diversity matters even more: The case for holistic impact : India Ahead