Leap by McKinsey works with established organizations to imagine, build, and scale new businesses — and develop the capabilities needed to do it again and again.

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Sep 10, 2021 / 4 min. read

Why successful organizations prioritize building new digital businesses

Leap by McKinsey works with established organizations to imagine, build, and scale new businesses — and develop the capabilities needed to do it again and again.

Most organizations aren’t built for change, in fact corporations are being disrupted faster than ever before. Many of the world’s most successful organizations jumpstart new businesses to not get left behind. They build and scale whole new businesses at incredible speed, catapulting themselves into different sectors and markets and cutting across traditional value pools, while leveraging what they already do best. This approach isn’t easy, but can create tremendous value. This is why Leap by McKinsey exists.

Leap by McKinsey is a dedicated and diverse group of business-builders, analytics experts, designers, engineers and more that partner with clients all over the world to build winning digital businesses. Most of these colleagues have launched their own successful ventures before joining McKinsey, which means they understand the capabilities a business needs to survive and thrive.

In the last three years, Leap teams have led over 300 business builds, many in less than 12 months. Ralf Dreischmeier, a Senior Partner and global co-leader for Leap, explains that Leap’s way of working is a big contributing factor. “We co-locate with our clients and use an agile model to move quickly. We bring the benefits of a start-up to a corporate environment, and lower risk at the same time.”

"One of our cases in the Nordics is with Nordvik Bolig – to create a proptech company and a housing ecosystem. We partnered with Nordvik, the fastest growing real estate brand in Norway to win even more customers by building a new smooth digital experience— reinventing the journeys both for customers and brokers. This is also the kick-off of building a housing ecosystem with great value-add services, including offering customers high-quality moving, living and lifestyle services in all the right contextual moments."

If you want to learn why some of the most successful organizations in the world are those who build and scale whole new businesses at incredible speed, you should join McKinsey’s workshop at TechBBQ on September 17 at 10.30. Kjartan Kalstad, Leap leader in the Nordics and partner in the McKinsey Oslo office, will tell you more about Leap by McKinsey and how certain Nordic companies are reinventing their respective industries. He will be joined by the CEO of Nordvik Bolig, Martin Kiligitto, to walk through how they are building a new digital business and ecosystem.

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