Publications

  • Agile at Scale

    April 17, 2018 | Harvard Business Review

    Agile innovation teams are more productive, higher in morale and faster to market. Here’s how to launch hundreds, even thousands of them.

  • How Private Equity Funds Can Nurture Better Leaders

    April 05, 2018 | Forbes.com

    Top private equity firms recognize that their best chance of success is to be thoughtful and decisive about deploying talent.

  • Building a Winning Workforce for Tomorrow Starts Today

    March 06, 2018 | FinWeek

    The best-performing companies are already taking steps to attract new talent and widen their lead over rivals.

  • Organizing for a Digital World

    February 08, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Virtually all large companies, even those in old-line industries such as machinery and agriculture, have gone digital to some extent. But at many companies the efforts are falling far short of their potential.

  • Net Promoter for People: Give Employees a Voice, Get Their Best

    February 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Just as the Net Promoter System® provided a language and practices for using the Net Promoter Score® to build customer loyalty, Net Promoter® for People applies the same philosophy to inspiring employees.

  • Insurgency from the Inside

    February 06, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One group of incumbents does have the ability to keep ahead of the upstarts: the companies that have kept a Founder’s Mentality®. They maintain speed and agility, and have avoided becoming bogged down by bureaucratic processes and organizational complexity.

  • How to Breathe New Life into Life Insurance

    January 17, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Life insurers can reinvigorate themselves by setting bold goals, attacking legacy costs and investing in technology to drive a step change in efficiency and an improved customer experience.

  • Demystifying R&D Performance in Chemicals

    January 10, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One great idea used to make chemical companies, but the nature of innovation has changed. Effective R&D now depends on getting closer to customers, understanding their needs and adapting to deliver quickly.

  • Is Your Company Actually Set Up to Support Your Strategy?

    November 22, 2017 | HBR.org

    For every company wrestling with evolutions in its strategy, success depends as much on matching the operating model to those evolutions as it does on the soundness of the strategy itself.

  • Five Ways the Best Companies Close the Strategy-Execution Gap

    November 20, 2017 | HBR.org

    Companies can close the strategy-to-performance gap with an agile, test-and-learn approach.