The focus of the McKinsey 7s Model lies in the interconnectedness of the elements that are categorized by “Soft Ss” and “Hard Ss” – implying that a domino effect exists when changing one element in order to maintain an effective balance. Placing “Shared Values” as the “center” reflects the crucial nature of the impact of changes in founder values on all other elements.
The McKinsey 7S model can be applied in circumstances where changes are being brought into the organization that may affect one or more of the shared values. Suppose a company is planning to undertake a merger. It will affect how the company is organized since new staff will be coming in. It will also affect the structure of the company, along with strategic decision-making, as new ideas flow in through synergy.
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Content of the presentations are given below.
McKinsey 7s Framework
THE MCKINSEY 7S MODEL
OF 7S MODEL
THE 7 INTERDEPENDENT ELEMENTS
QUESTIONS TO ASK (HARD ELEMENTS)
QUESTIONS TO ASK (SOFT ELEMENTS)
MCKINSEY 7S MATRIX
CASE STUDY EXAMPLE