Founder: Ferruccio Lamborghini
Founded: Sant'Agata, Italy
President: Stephan Winkelmann (2005 - Present)
Lamborghini's 831 employees produced 1,711 vehicles per year
Lamborghini was founded on October 10, 1963
It originally was a producer of tractors
Lamborghini went bankrupt in 1978
1998: Audi AG became the sole owner of the company
2001: Lamborghini made one of the great cars, the
2004: Lamborghini made another great car, the
2011: The Aventador is made, and is very expensive
2014: Lamborghini Huracan, yet another innovation
S - Known for superior handling & high speed i.e. performance
W - Lamborghini allegedly under the scanner of environmentalists who feel fuel
consumption is a lot
O - To increase the global reach as currently it is present in very few regions
C - Government policies against high fuel consuming super cars
Developed in the early 1980s by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman, two
consultants working at the McKinsey & Company consulting firm,
The basic premise of the model is that there are seven internal aspects of an
organization that need to be aligned if it is to be successful.
The 7S model can be used in a wide variety of situations where an alignment
perspective is useful, for example, to help you:
> Improve the performance of a company.
> Examine the likely effects of future changes within a company.
> Align departments and processes during a merger or acquisition.
> Determine how best to implement a proposed strategy.
• The McKinsey 7S model involves seven interdependent factors which are
categorized as either "hard" or "soft" elements:
• "Hard" elements are easier to define or identify and management can
directly influence them: These are strategy statements; organization
charts and reporting lines; and formal processes and IT systems.
• "Soft" elements, on the other hand, can be more difficult to describe, and
are less tangible and more influenced by culture. However, these soft
elements are as important as the hard elements if the organization is
going to be successful.
Strategy: The plan devised to maintain and build competitive advantage over the
Structure: The way the organization is structured and who reports to whom.
Systems: the daily activities and procedures that staff members engage in to get
the job done.
Shared Values: Called "superordinate goals" when the model was first developed,
these are the core values of the company that are evidenced in the corporate culture
and the general work ethic.
Style: The style of leadership adopted.
Staff: The employees and their general capabilities.
Skills: The actual skills and competencies of the employees working for the
What is your strategy?
• How do we intend to achieve our objectives?
• How do we deal with competitive pressure?
• How are changes in customer demands dealt with?
• How is strategy adjusted for environmental issues?
Objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from
established marques such as Ferrari.
The company's first models were released in the mid-1960s and were noted for
their refinement, power and comfort.
New products and model lines were introduced to the brand's portfolio and
brought to the market and saw an increased productivity for the brand Lamborghini.
Classic engineering and precision manufacturing.
How is the company/team divided?
What is the hierarchy?
How do the various departments co-ordinate activities?
How do the team members organize and align themselves?
Is decision making and controlling centralized or decentralized? Is this as it should
be, given what we're doing?
Where are the lines of communication? Explicit and implicit?
The decision making is centralised.
What are the main systems that run the organization?
Consider financial and HR systems as well as communications and document
Where are the controls and how are they monitored and evaluated?
What internal rules and processes does the team use to keep on track?
What are the core values?
What is the corporate/team culture?
How strong are the values?
What are the fundamental values that the company/team was built on?
The company has very strong value
Knowledge sharing and innovation
The complexity of the Lamborghini product, the challenges of the competition
and the competitiveness
Together with the need to take into consideration the interests of all legitimate
stakeholders in company activities, strengthen the importance of clearly defining the
values and responsibilities
Lamborghini recognises, accepts, shares and undertakes, contributing to build a
way of doing business which is better for all, collaborators, directors and stakeholder
How participative is the management/leadership style?
How effective is that leadership?
Do employees/team members tend to be competitive or co-operative?
Are there real teams functioning within the organization or are they just nominal
The management supports it employees very much
They have a knowledge management system where best talents are identified and
The company commits to offer equal working and promotion opportunity to all
The manager of every organisational unit must guarantee that for all work
relationship aspects which, employment, training, income, promotions, transfers and
termination of the same relationship, staff are treated in a manner adequate with
their capacity to satisfy the requisites of the task, avoiding every form of
discrimination and, in particular, discrimination for race, sex, age, nationality and
What positions or specializations are represented within the team?
What positions need to be filled?
Are there gaps in required competencies?
The company acknowledges that the motivation and professionalism of its staff are
essential factors in preserving competitiveness
Company value and client satisfaction. The following principles confirm the
importance of respecting the individual.
All members of staff must keep the work environment dignified, where everyone’s
dignity is respected.
In particular, all Company staff members:
> Must not work under the effect of alcohol or drugs;
> Must avoid behaviour that might create an intimidating or offensive climate
towards colleagues or subject them in order to exclude them or discredit them
within the work environment.
What are the strongest skills represented within the company/team?
Are there any skills gaps?
What is the company/team known for doing well?
Do the current employees/team members have the ability to do the job?
How are skills monitored and assessed?
The employees represent high degree of skills talent and knowledge
High precision is needed
The organisation source different skills from different part of the world being
The employees are regularly trained and motivated