Rita Gunther McGrath Author. Speaker. Consultant.

  • The Trouble With Consulting
    by Rita McGrath on August 21, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Predicting the end of traditional management consulting has become something of a cottage industry, but so far the market leaders have retained their allure despite a world which has shifted underneath them.    The Management Consulting Business: A Rich Target for Disruption?  Back in 2013, Clayton Christensen and colleagues published an alarmist article regarding the consulting business, entitled “Consulting On the Cusp… The post The Trouble With Consulting appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • Business Scholars Should Write for Practitioners, Not Just for Each Other
    by Rita McGrath on August 20, 2019 at 12:47 am

    There is a large chasm between what academics study and write about in business academia and what practitioners are eager and hungry to learn about. Interestingly, however, both sides are curious about what motivates and animates the other. At this year’s Academy of Management meetings held in Boston in August, I was invited to participate… The post Business Scholars Should Write for Practitioners, Not Just for Each Other appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • Staying Ahead of the Curve: How Mobility Clubs Are Driving Innovation
    by Rita McGrath on August 1, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I was thrilled to attend the 2019 FIA Conference in South Africa earlier this year, where I shared insights into how clubs can forge a new path to success by quickly seizing opportunities, exploiting them decisively, and moving on to the next opportunity quickly. My keynote was followed by a panel discussion with leaders from FIA mobility… The post Staying Ahead of the Curve: How Mobility Clubs Are Driving Innovation appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • The Effect of Disruption on Hiring and Reskilling
    by Rita McGrath on July 23, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    When Amazon is prepared to invest $700 million to retrain its workers for more demanding jobs in technology, you know that something big is afoot.  I would argue that this is a looming inflection point in how human capital — today one of the few sources of lasting advantage — is managed.  The digital revolution,… The post The Effect of Disruption on Hiring and Reskilling appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • Digitization and Disruption in the Construction Business
    by Rita McGrath on July 23, 2019 at 1:55 am

    $12.7 trillion!  That’s the projected size of the global construction industry in 2022, according to one recent analysis.  In the US alone, construction employs some 10 million workers.   And while it’s a relatively slow-growth sector, it’s been remarkably stable in many of its elements for hundreds of years.  That may begin to change.   Construction… The post Digitization and Disruption in the Construction Business appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.