The McKinsey Week in Charts

Out of office, for three years

April 4, 2023

As working remotely remains the norm for many, vacated office space continues to vex real estate players. According to senior partners Daniele Chiarella and Aditya Sanghvi and colleagues, over the past three years a net 125 million square feet of office space became available in the United States and United Kingdom combined. To help get workers out of their pj’s and into offices, real estate owners and operators can consider partnering with employers to understand how they want their employees to use the workplace.

To read the article, see “Six new imperatives for real estate players,” March 7, 2023.

A healthy jump in funding

Digital health tools, such as virtual interactions and paperless data, are getting a boost in Africa. That’s because digital health start-ups have seen an uptick in investment in recent years, find senior partner Matt Wilson and coauthors. For example, between 2019 and 2021, digital health investments on the continent jumped from USD 29 million to USD 123 million.

To read the article, see “How digital tools could boost efficiency in African health systems,” March 10, 2023.

 Road map to growth

April 6, 2023

Companies should rely on ten rules in mapping their path to sustainable, value-creating growth—but these rules don’t all affect returns in the same way, find senior partners Chris Bradley and Jill Zucker and coauthors. Looking at a data set of almost 1,600 companies, they learned that winning market share away from competitors indicates a superior business model, as does investing in a core industry or region.

To read the article, see “Growth rules: Which matter most?,” March 6, 2023.

On the move

April 5, 2023

Evolving consumer sentiment will play a key role in steering the mobility sector, according to partners Kersten Heineke and Timo Möller. An emerging array of consumer personas—from micromobility enthusiasts to eco-conscious travelers—could affect spending on and use of vehicles in the next decade.

To read the article, see “Future mobility 2022: Hype transitions into reality,” March 10, 2023.