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Occupazione - Istruzione - Educazione: le trappole nascoste nel percorso delle ragazze verso il lavoro
22/04/2014 (McKinsey & Company)

Occupazione - Istruzione - Educazione: le trappole nascoste nel percorso delle ragazze verso il lavoro

L'Unione Europea presenta oggi il tasso di disoccupazione giovanile più elevato rispetto a qualsiasi altra area del mondo, se si escludono il Nord Africa e il Medio Oriente, e i cambiamenti indotti dalla crisi economica più lunga e intensa dal secondo dopoguerra a oggi hanno provocato[..]
McKinsey & Company, Valore D
McKinsey & Company
All you need to know about business in China
01/04/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

All you need to know about business in China

A lot of people view China business as mysterious. Relax. Consumers behave pretty much the same everywhere. Competition is pretty much the same everywhere. You just need to ignore the hype and focus on the basic fact that in China today, there are six big trends. That’s it. Six trends[..]
Jeffrey Towson, Jonathan Woetzel
McKinsey Quarterly
The disruptive potential of solar power
01/04/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

The disruptive potential of solar power

The economics of solar power are improving. It is a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking off, subsidies were generous, and investors were piling in. Consumption continued rising even as the MAC Global Solar[..]
David Frankel, Kenneth Ostrowski, Dickon Pinner
McKinsey Quarterly
Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2014: McKinsey Global Survey results
01/03/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2014: McKinsey Global Survey results

Concerns about geopolitical instability and its implications for global growth have surged, according to McKinsey’s latest survey on economic conditions. Seventy percent of all respondents cite geopolitical tensions as a risk to growth in the global economy over the next year, up from[..]
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey Quarterly
In need of a retail turnaround? How to know and what to do
01/03/2014 (McKinsey & Company)

In need of a retail turnaround? How to know and what to do

Over the past few years, sales growth at the top publicly listed European retailers has been a mere one or two percentage points above inflation; average EBIT margins have dropped to around 0.5 to 1.5 percent of sales. The short- to medium-term forecast doesn’t suggest any respite from[..]
Peter Breuer, Thierry Elmalem, Chris Wigley
McKinsey & Company
The three Cs of customer satisfaction: Consistency, consistency, consistency
01/03/2014 (McKinsey & Company)

The three Cs of customer satisfaction: Consistency, consistency, consistency

“Sustaining an audience is hard,” Bruce Springsteen once said. “It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.” He was talking about his route to music stardom, yet his words are just as applicable to the world of customer[..]
Alfonso Pulido, Dorian Stone, John Strevel
McKinsey & Company
When big data goes lean
01/02/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

When big data goes lean

The application of larger data sets, faster computational power, and more advanced analytic techniques is spurring progress on a range of lean-management priorities. Sophisticated modeling can help to identify waste, for example, thus empowering workers and opening up new frontiers where lean[..]
Rajat Dhawan, Kunwar Singh, Ashish Tuteja
McKinsey Quarterly
A multifaceted future: The jewelry industry in 2020
01/02/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

A multifaceted future: The jewelry industry in 2020

The jewelry industry seems poised for a glittering future. Annual global sales of €148 billion are expected to grow at a healthy clip of 5 to 6 percent each year, totaling €250 billion by 2020. Consumer appetite for jewelry, which was dampened by the global recession, now appears[..]
Linda Dauriz, Nathalie Remy, Thomas Tochtermann
McKinsey Quarterly
Next frontiers for lean
01/02/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

Next frontiers for lean

When the first issue of McKinsey Quarterly rolled off the printing presses, 50 years ago, nearly everyone in senior management thought that manufacturing operations had been perfected. Henry Ford’s great innovation, the moving assembly line, had been refined over the previous five decades,[..]
Ewan Duncan, Ron Ritter
McKinsey Quarterly
La ricerca McKinsey
22/01/2014 (McKinsey & Company)

La ricerca McKinsey "Studio ergo Lavoro"

I risultati della ricerca "Studio ergo Lavoro. Come facilitare la transizione scuola-lavoro per ridurre in modo strutturale la disoccupazione giovanile in Italia" evidenziano come le cause del problema della disoccupazione giovanile (tra i 15 e i 29 anni) siano solo in parte riconducibili[..]
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company
Basta Cina e Romania, il made in Italy sta ritornando a casa
13/04/2014 (La Repubblica)

Basta Cina e Romania, il made in Italy sta ritornando a casa

A volte ritornano. Dalla Cina, dal Bangladesh, dalla Romania, eccoli di nuovo sulla Riviera del Brenta, sull’Appennino tosco-emiliano, intorno a Firenze, come se il vento della globalizzazione fosse girato di colpo. Soprattutto dopo la crisi del 2008, un numero crescente di imprese italiane[..]
Maurizio Ricci
La Repubblica
Web e venditori - Unione vincente
01/04/2014 (Quattroruote)

Web e venditori - Unione vincente

Concessionari, tranquilli: non siete una razza in via di estinzione. Certo, dovrete evolvervi, adattarvi, come tutti, ai cambiamenti epocali in corso: ma ciò non vuol dire che, almeno ancora per un po', chi compra un'auto nuova farà a meno di voi. È, questo, uno degli aspetti[..]
Emilio Deleidi
Quattroruote
Più consulenza per restare competitivi
01/04/2014 (Giornale delle Assicurazioni)

Più consulenza per restare competitivi

Siamo così sicuri che le compagnie dirette e i comparatori rappresentano i principali concorrenti delle reti agenziali?  «Non è proprio così», precisa Christian Bongiovanni, partner di McKinsey.  «Nel 2013, nei rami danni, gli agenti hanno subito[..]
Fabio Sgroi
Giornale delle Assicurazioni
Change leader, change thyself
01/03/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

Change leader, change thyself

Leo Tolstoy, the Russian novelist, famously wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Tolstoy’s dictum is a useful starting point for any executive engaged in organizational change. After years of collaborating in efforts to advance[..]
Nate Boaz, Erica Ariel Fox
McKinsey Quarterly
Making digital government better: An interview with Mike Bracken
01/03/2014 (McKinsey & Company)

Making digital government better: An interview with Mike Bracken

When it comes to the digital world, governments have traditionally placed political, policy, and system needs ahead of the people who require services.  Mike Bracken, the executive director of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service, is attempting to reverse that paradigm[..]
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company
Are you ready for the resource revolution?
01/03/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

Are you ready for the resource revolution?

Most cars spend more than 95 percent of their time sitting in garages or parking lots. When in use, the average occupancy per vehicle is well below two people, even though most cars have five seats. Roads are likewise extremely inefficient. Freeways can operate at peak throughput (around 2,000[..]
Stefan Heck, Matt Rogers
McKinsey Quarterly
Cambio di marcia per una ripresa sostenibile
01/02/2014 (HBR)

Cambio di marcia per una ripresa sostenibile

La crisi finanziaria globale del 2008 ha innescato un acceso dibattito sulla necessità di passare dal cosiddetto "capitalismo trimestrale", fondato su una visione a breve termine dei risultati e delle strategie aziendali e oggi predominante negli Stati Uniti e nelle altre economie[..]
Silvio Angius
HBR
The strength of ‘weak signals’
01/02/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

The strength of ‘weak signals’

As information thunders through the digital economy, it’s easy to miss valuable “weak signals” often hidden amid the noise. Arising primarily from social media, they represent snippets—not streams—of information and can help companies to figure out what customers[..]
Martin Harrysson, Estelle Métayer, Hugo Sarrazin
McKinsey Quarterly
Innovating automotive retail
01/02/2014 (McKinsey & Company)

Innovating automotive retail

McKinsey’s 2013 Retail Innovation Consumer Survey, a proprietary analysis of approximately 4,500 customers across the US, Europe, and China, along with other McKinsey surveys and industry analyses shows that automotive retail across the world is undergoing substantial change. Multiple[..]
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company
Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide
01/01/2014 (McKinsey Quarterly)

Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide

When offshoring entered the popular lexicon, in the 1990s, it became shorthand for efforts to arbitrage labor costs by using lower-wage workers in developing nations. But savvy manufacturing leaders saw it as more: a decisive change in globalization, made possible by a wave of liberalization[..]
Katy George, Sree Ramaswamy, Lou Rassey
McKinsey Quarterly