Episode #126 – The State of Organizations: Patrick Simon

On today’s episode, Teresa talks to Patrick Simon about ‘The State of Organizations.’ Dr. Patrick Simon is a Senior Partner at McKinsey and Company. He recently published a new report “The State of Organizations 2023: Ten shifts transforming organizations.”

The report surveyed more than 2,500 business leaders around the world, the developed four points to consider in addressing the ten organizational shifts. Patrick said he was the most surprised about the consistency in responses they received from organizations from different countries.

The Ten Most Significant Shifts Facing Organizations Today are:

  • Increasing speed, strengthening resilience.
  • ‘True hybrid’: The new balance of in-person and remote work.
  • Making way for applied AI.
  • New rules of attraction, retention, and attrition.
  • Closing the capability chasm.
  • Walking the talent tightrope.
  • Leadership that is self-aware and inspiring. 
  • Making meaningful progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Mental health: Investing in a portfolio of interventions.
  • Efficiency reloaded.

To read the report, https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/the-state-of-organizations-2023

To connect with Patrick Simon: https://www.mckinsey.com/our-people/patrick-simon

4 out of 5 people that experience hybrid work models, don’t want to go back

Patrick Simon

Episode Timestamp

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:23State of Organization Report Results 08:08Break and Public Service Announcement 8:35Best Practices 17:19Teresa’s Closing Remarks
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Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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