The McKinsey Week in Charts

Ten shifts coming to your organisations

June 2, 2023

Hybrid workplaces. AI. Addressing mental health. These are just three of the ten shifts that are transforming organizations, according to a recent report by senior partners Dana Maor, Michael Park, Patrick Simon, and colleagues. Some of these shifts present thorny challenges for leaders. For example, 39 % of surveyed employees say they plan to leave their jobs in the next three to six months. Click through the interactive to see all ten shifts.


To read the report, see “The State of Organisations 2023: Ten shifts transforming organisations,” April 26, 2023.


Quality over conscience?

June 6, 2023

US consumers say product packaging and environmental impact are less important than quality, price, and convenience when considering a purchase, according to a survey by senior partner David Feber and colleagues. However, a deeper dive into the data reveals some difference in attitudes based on demographics. Younger and urban consumers tend to prioritize environmental considerations, compared with baby boomers and consumers living in rural areas, for example.

To read the article, see “Sustainability in packaging: US survey insights,” April 26, 2023.

Philippines’ unmet banking needs

June 5, 2023

Banking revenue pools in the Philippines may triple by 2030, but 44 percent of the country’s bankable population—those aged 15 and older—is considered unbanked. Senior partner Guillaume de Gantès and coauthors note the country’s banking penetration rate is low compared with its peers and emerging-markets standards. Rural areas, particularly, are underserved, as those residents are less likely to have access to physical banks.

Mild winter, cooling gas demand

June 1, 2023

Russian natural gas exports to Europe declined by more than 50 percent from 2021 to 2022, leading to surging prices. Senior partners Namit Sharma and Thomas Vahlenkamp and colleagues find that the shock to the energy market was met by a change in behaviour from consumers, whose demand for household gas declined, even after taking into account the milder winter.

To read the article, see “A balancing act: Securing European gas and power markets,” April 25, 2023.

Splurging during uncertainty

May 31, 2023

US consumers continue to have mixed feelings about the economy, yet many still want to indulge themselves. According to research by partner Kari Alldredge and colleagues, 41 % of consumers say they intend to splurge in 2023, with restaurants, groceries, travel, and apparel topping the list of potential indulgences. “Durable” purchases, such as household goods and jewelry, tend to rank lower on splurgy wish lists.

To read the article, see “A monthly update on the state of the US consumer: May 2023,” May 23, 2023.

Reaching for the stars

May 30, 2023

Many commercial satellite constellation operators continue to fall short of their objectives: about 45 % of announced constellations have not yet had a satellite launch. Yet, there are signs of progress. In a study conducted in early 2023, senior partner Ryan Brukardt and colleagues report that the number of launches has increased to more than 300 from about 250 in mid-2019, and that about 30 % of constellations were able to launch satellites over the past year, compared with only about 15  % in mid-2021.

To read the article, see “Expectations versus reality: Commercial-satellite constellations,” April 14, 2023.