People skills more than matter, they are essential. Without them, great ideas languish, lacking internal support and momentum. Our teams build relationships with clients quickly and become trusted advisers by inspiring broad support inside the client organization. When conflicting points of view arise–and they always do–using strong communication skills and effectively working with colleagues and clients inside the team room helps to overcome temporary obstacles.
We want McKinsey to always remain a place where entrepreneurs who are innovative by nature, and always searching for ways to create new approaches, products services, and technologies can find a home and feel at home. It’s a value that distinguishes us.
So we look for people with the potential to become entrepreneurs within McKinsey building new service lines, pioneering new geographies, innovating aspects of our firm.
Many of our internal entrepreneurs eventually apply their experience and the learning they gain to new ventures of their own.