Publications

  • Embracing the Next Energy Revolution: Electricity Storage

    October 18, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As battery costs decline, utilities and their customers are beginning to deploy large-scale energy storage.

  • The Bank Branch and Call Center Traffic Jam

    November 29, 2016 | Bain report

    From millennials to seniors, bank customers are still on the digital learning curve and need guidance to migrate to mobile.

  • Customer Loyalty and the Digical Transformation in P&C and Life Insurance: Global Edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of 158,400 consumers in 18 countries sheds light on how various customer segments perceive their P&C and life carriers; what customers want from their carriers and how they behave; and how different distribution channels influence loyalty. The report discusses four specific steps

  • How group dynamics affect decisions

    December 03, 2013 | Decision Effectiveness | Bain Brief

    What happens in a group—the pressure toward conformity, obedience to authority, and so on—can lead to bad decisions. Companies have to be aware of group dynamics and take steps to mitigate their effects.

  • Good decisions start with getting out of your own way

    October 24, 2013 | Organization | Forbes.com

    Fortunately, psychologists and behavioral economists have identified some of the most common decision-making obstacles. If you’re aware of the traps, you are far less likely to be hobbled by them.

  • Why we behave—and decide—the way we do

    February 13, 2013 | Organization | Bain Brief

    As human beings, we are prisoners of emotions, habits and biases. But if you're aware of the traps, you are far less likely to be snared by them—and your decisions and actions will be that much better.

  • Why Corporate Virtue Matters to Workers

    December 05, 2012 | Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    A recent Bain & Company study has found that workers increasingly value companies that make socially responsible choices. When workers were presented with hypothetical job offers, two-thirds accepted a lower salary from a firm with "sustainable business practices.

  • Inside HR: Interview with Richard Carr, head of HR at Bain & Company

    April 13, 2011 | The Daily Telegraph | Media mention

    Our work focuses on helping companies deliver results. Visit our publications section, Bain Insights, for the best research and ideas from Bain's experts.

  • Capturing the hearts and minds of MBAs

    October 03, 2010 | Financial Times | Media mention

    "The partner told me about all these projects he was working on - these super complex, difficult problems - and how he was coming up with solutions that helped non-profit organisations not just financially, but really change peoples' lives. I decided that's what I wanted to do too.

  • How to give it: Jenny Davis-Peccoud

    July 30, 2010 | Financial Times | Media mention

    This is an interview with Jenny Davis-Peccoud, 39, who is a senior director of management consultants Bain & Company's global organization practice. She is head of the firm's Bain Cares network, which links and bolsters charitable work across the firm's worldwide offices.