The internal organization that manages a company's M&A processes has always been a major contributor to the success of its deals. Today, as companies increasingly choose to manage their M&A processes internally, without the support of financial advisers, it's all the more important to have the right team in place.
Many observers are questioning whether Africa's economic advances are running out of steam. Five years ago, growth was accelerating in almost all of the region's 30 largest economies, but the recent picture has been more mixed: while growth has sped up in about half of Africa's economies, it has slowed in the rest.
Executives are likelier than ever to believe that geopolitical and domestic political instability will affect global business and their own companies in coming years, according to the newest McKinsey Global Survey on globalization.
In a new survey, executives say senior-leader involvement and the right organizational structure are critical factors in how successful a company's analytics efforts are, even more important than its technical capabilities or tools.
With the most internet users of any country, China is the world's largest and fastest-growing e-commerce market. Capitalizing on opportunities, however, is becoming harder for consumer-facing companies as e-commerce penetration rates plateau in high-tier cities and as digital attackers, especially in the online-to-offline space, cut into incumbents' margins.
Accountability - the ability of people to understand what is expected of them, exercise authority, and take responsibility for delivering results - is an important dimension of organizational health. Of course, some companies are better at fostering it than others.