Changing trajectories through holistic interventions in performance, capabilities, and health

The world is changing fast—and organizations must change to unlock their full potential.

Yet research shows that most efforts to fundamentally change the trajectory of an organization fail. McKinsey’s broad suite of transformation offerings helps clients flip the odds to achieve extraordinary results for their organizations. Our transformation approaches are underpinned by proprietary tools and technologies to enable real, sustained change.

Enterprise-wide performance lift

A unique approach to sustained performance improvement, with a core focus on execution, capabilities, and growth

Tech-enabled performance transformation

A holistic approach to technological change for organizations seeking the next level in performance

Strategic transformation

A rapid investor perspective to identify the big moves required to maximize and sustain shareholder-value creation


RTS is a special unit of McKinsey that delivers a proven approach to radical and sustainable improvement of performance, health, and capabilities.

Ability to Execute

Capability gaps are among the most difficult and important challenges faced by leaders in any organization. Rooted in the latest thinking in behavioral science, Ability to Execute is a suite of programs designed to build individual capabilities to drive and sustain transformational change at scale.

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Transformation in the Next Normal

McKinsey recently partnered with CNBC and two CEOs to discuss what it takes to truly transform an organization.

The path to true transformation

– To deliver lasting change, companies need to take actions that both boost performance and inspire their people.
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Harry Robinson: How companies must transform for success in the next normal

– McKinsey’ s Transformation practice leader talks about COVID-19’s impact on the transformation agenda of global organizations and how companies can sustain change.

Perspectives on transformation

How can companies overcome the odds and achieve long-term success with an organization-wide transformation? Our video series looks closer at all the moving parts.


Changing trajectories

Successful transformation requires a rigorous, holistic approach. Hear from our practitioners what makes our approach to transformation unique.

The five truths of successful transformation

No one sets out to fail—there are many decision points along the way that lead to transformation failure. However, in partnering with more than 100 organizations across different industries, geographies, and starting points, we have observed five truths common to successful transformations.

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Five Fifty: The changeable organization

– What does it take to transform corporate organizations? New research reveals the variables that matter most.

When do you need a chief restructuring officer?

– When external shocks rock the business, a chief restructuring officer brings a specialized skill set to restructure the balance... sheet.

Moving from cash preservation to cash excellence for the next normal

– Companies can build on their initial response to the pandemic to elevate their cash-management capabilities.

Seeing the savings: Toward transparent management of portfolio companies

– Early in the COVID-19 crisis, sponsors and portfolio companies collaborated to find ways to conserve cash. The next step, delivering... the savings, requires heightened diligence and discipline.

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Wave offers a sophisticated user interface, designed based on user feedback, to be fast, intuitive, and collaborative. Learn how easy it is to visualize, prioritize, and track a large volume of initiatives and measure its impact over time.
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