The McKinsey week in Charts

Sponsors wanted

Less than one-quarter of Black employees report feeling supported at work. And just one-third of Black employees—out of nearly 25000 employees we surveyed across the US—report having even one sponsor.

To read the article, see “The Black experience at work in charts,” April 15, 2021.

The changing gas station

The business mix at gas stations (or forecourts) is set for a shake-up. Demand for fuel looks likely to drop, but owners can expect to sell more food and convenience items. And investing in EV charging facilities could be a winner.

To read the article, see “Fuel retail in the age of new mobility,” McKinsey & Company, April 1, 2021.

Asian Americans are stressed, burned out, and exhausted

he pandemic has required many employees to adapt to new, often challenging working styles. Asian American women are feeling the effects more than men, and Americans of East Asian origin more than other subgroups.

To read the article, see “COVID-19’s impact on Asian American workers: Six key insights,” May 6, 2021.

Soft skills, strong impacts

The pandemic has dramatically accelerated the need for new skills in the workforce, with social and emotional skills high in demand. The proportion of companies addressing empathy and interpersonal skills doubled in 2020, according to our newest McKinsey Global Survey on reskilling.

To read the article, see “Building workforce skills at scale to thrive during—and after—the COVID-19 crisis,” April 30, 2021.

For working mothers, the struggle is very, very real

The impact of remote work on remote-working mothers is stark—and their levels of well-being are much lower than those of remote-working fathers.

To read the article, see “For mothers in the workplace, a year (and counting) like no other,” May 5, 2021.