When you reach Point B, revisit the worksheet and fill it in again. Checklist Questions for the McKinsey 7-S Framework The following questions are a starting point for exploring your situation in terms of the 7-S framework.
Next look at the other soft elements. Next, look at the soft elements. To examine your where you are now Point Ause the data that you've learned from your checklist questions to fill in the worksheet grid, putting a tick in any box where the two cross-referenced elements work together well.
Skills: the actual skills and competencies of the employees working for the company. You can use the 7S model to help analyze the current situation Point Aa proposed future situation Point B and to identify gaps and inconsistencies between them.
Where are our strengths? Later, co-author Waterman stayed at the firm for three more years but received no royalties from In Search of Excellence In Search of Excellence[ edit ] The work of Peters, Waterman, Athos, and Pascale leading up to the widely successful In Search of Excellencenot only elaborated the eight themes that would form each chapter, but also the 7 S's frame the different ways in which the firms profiled in the book were "excellent.
How are changes in customer demands dealt with? I think these are great ones to internally analyse an organisation. If your changes have worked, you'll have a grid full of ticks. The four "soft" elements, on the other hand, can be harder to describe, less tangible, and more influenced by your company culture.
But they're just as important as the hard elements if the organization is going to be successful. Sorry, but copying text is not allowed on this site.