In case you missed them, these articles have been most popular with the McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the first quarter of this year.
Have you tested your strategy lately?
Ten timeless tests can help you kick the tires on your strategy, and kick up the level of strategic dialogue throughout your company.
Seven steps to better brainstorming
Most attempts at brainstorming are doomed. To generate better ideas—and boost the odds that your organization will act on them—start by asking better questions.
Recovering from information overload
Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy.
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Three steps to building a better top team
When a top team fails to function, it can paralyze a whole company. Here’s what CEOs need to watch out for.
5. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday
McKinsey’s new survey research finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins.
The power of storytelling: What nonprofits can teach the private sector about social media
Learn how to harness the power of social media in this case study excerpted from The Dragonfly Effect, by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith. Then hear more from the authors in a conversation with McKinsey’s Dan Singer.
Dan Ariely on irrationality in the workplace
In this interactive video, the behavioral economist explains why executives need to recognize—and embrace—the irrational forces that affect themselves and their employees.
Building the supply chain of the future
Getting there means ditching today’s monolithic model in favor of splintered supply chains that dismantle complexity, and using manufacturing networks to hedge uncertainty.
9. CORPORATE FINANCE
How CFOs can keep strategic decisions on track
The finance chief is often well placed to guard against common decision-making biases.
10. ECONOMIC STUDIES
What might happen in China this year?
Despite inflation, bankruptcies, and other problems, industrial enterprises should remain highly profitable.
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