McKinsey 7S Framework
McKinsey 7S Framework
Understand the essentials of the McKinsey 7S Framework (also known as 7S and the 7-S Framework) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The 7-S Framework is an organizational diagnosis tool which represents the components of a company visually, in the form of an atom. It is used in particular in the management of medium and large enterprises, and in change management. It is a visual tool that is very easy to use and apply, which helps explain the framework’s lasting popularity.
This book will provide you with a handy introduction to the 7 S’s of the model: strategy, structure, skills, shared values, style, systems and staff. In addition to learning how to identify these factors using the framework, you will consider real-life case studies, find out about the tool’s shortcomings, including its abstract nature, and learn about related models, such as flowcharts and process sheets.
About the McKinsey 7S Framework
The McKinsey 7S Framework was first introduced in the 1980s in an article called Structure is not Organization, by Robert Waterman, Thomas Peters and Julien Philips. It involves rethinking the entire organization of a business rather than simply ajusting what is already being done. Its unique atom structure and use of a simple mnemonic device make it easier to memorize the concept and visualise the structure of its seven elements, thus contributing to the model’s fame and longevity.
In this book, you will discover how McKinsey 7S Framework can help you, learn how to identify relationships in the workplace, and use your results to significantly improve your company’s efficiency. A clear explanation of the benefits and potential drawbacks of the method, a discussion of a practical case study, and an introduction to related models will give you the tools you need to tailor your approach to your situation.
This straightforward and accessible 30-page book is structured as follows:
- Introduction to the McKinsey 7S Framework
- Shared values
- Limitations and extensions of the McKinsey 7S Framework
- Limitations and criticisms
- Related models
- Practical application of the McKinsey 7S Framework
- Advice and top tips
- Case study
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