at around the same time that Tom Peters and Robert Waterman were exploring what made a company It also appeared in "In Search of Excellence" by Peters and Waterman, and was taken up as a basic tool by the global management consultancy company McKinsey. excellent.
Transcript of "McKinsey's 7S"
Bambi Rose M. Española
The 7-S Framework of McKinsey is a management model which includes 7 factors to organize a company in an holistic and effective way.
HistoryThe 7-S Framework was first mentioned in "The Art Of Japanese Management" by Richard Pascale and Anthony Athos in 1981.It also appeared in "In Search of Excellence" by Peters and Waterman 1982.The model was born at a meeting of these four authors in 1978.
Shared Values (Superordinate Goals)the interconnecting center of McKinseys modelset of traits, behaviors, and characteristics that the organization believes ininclude the organization’s mission and vision
Strategyplans for the allocation of a firms scarce resources over time to reach identified goalsplans of action an organization prepares in response to, or anticipation of, changes in its external environment
Structurerepresents how the company is organizedrefers to how organizations units relate to each other: centralized; decentralized; matrix, network
Systemrefers to the formal and informal procedures that govern everyday activity, covering everything from management information systems, through to the systems at the point of contact with the customer (retail systems, call center systems)
Staffrefers to the companys people resources and how they are developed, trained and motivatedselection, reward, recognition, retention, motivation and assignment to appropriate work are all key issues here
Stylerefers to the employees shared and common way of thinking and behaving - unwritten norms of behaviour and thought
Skillrefers to the distinctive capabilities of personnel or of the organization as a whole which are needed to effectively execute the company’s vision, values, goals and strategies
Uses of the 7-S Modelhelps identify the strengths and weaknesses of an organization andunderstanding the core and most influential factors in an organization’s strategydetermining how best to realign an organization to a new strategy or other organization design
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