McKinsey 7-S Framework

McKinsey 7-S Framework

Making Every Part of Your Organization Work in Harmony.

Do you know how well your organization is positioned to achieve its goals? Or what elements influence its ability to implement change successfully?

Models of organizational effectiveness go in and out of fashion, but the McKinsey 7-S framework has stood the test of time.

The model was developed in the late 1970s by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman, former consultants at McKinsey & Company. They identified seven internal elements of an organization that need to align for it to be successful.

In this article, you can explore the seven elements in detail, and learn how to improve performance or manage change in your organization by ensuring that they all work in harmony.

When to Use the McKinsey 7-S Model
You can use the 7-S model in a wide variety of situations where it’s useful to examine how the various parts of your organization work together.

For example, it can help you to improve the performance of your organization, or to determine the best way to implement a proposed strategy.

The framework can be used to examine the likely effects of future changes in the organization, or to align departments and processes during a merger or acquisition. You can also apply the McKinsey 7-S model to elements of a team or a project.

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Source: Mind Tools

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