Christopher Handscomb

Partner, London, UK

Christopher leads McKinsey's work on organisation in the energy sector across the globe. He has a broad perspective on organisational challenges in the industry, having helped more than 25 energy companies, including international and national oil companies, utilities, and service providers. Beyond energy, Christopher also leads our work on enterprise-wide agile transformations across industries.

The current focus of Christopher's work is how energy companies can design and implement more agile organisations: reduce complexity in their organisational structures; redesign standards and processes so that they are efficient and fit for purpose; and ensure that their people have the capabilities and mind-sets to drive performance.  Based on this, Christopher advises clients on operating model design, process simplification, and successful implementation of programmes to transform performance and health.

Publications

How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter, including failing to create buy-in around an aspiration and forgetting to put culture first.