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Richards, S. 2023. McKinsey & Company: People and Organizational Performance Strategic Analysis. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Sadie Richards 2023.


McKinsey & Company is an international management consulting firm for businesses, governments, and institutions. It is one of the five largest consulting services in the United States and one of the “Big Three” management consulting firms of the United States. This report focuses on McKinsey & Company’s People and Organizational Performance sector and provides an internal and external analysis to understand how it has gained and maintained a sustainable competitive advantage in its industry. Specifically, this report uses Porter’s Five Forces and a PESTEL Analysis as tools to analyze the macro environment and competition within the industry. Recommendations are given for future challenges the firm might encounter.