Often, our clients who want to change their company strategy or business process are left asking how “do-able” this is at some point.
The 7S Framework, originally used by McKinsey, is a framework that is used to solve organizational problems and strategy implementation.
The framework consists of the following elements:
- Superordinate Goals (Shared value)
The value of the 7S framework is that it can be used for “judging the organizational do-ability of strategies.” When new strategies are being implemented, the manager should examine and coordinate these seven elements, such that all elements can work together instead of being a burden of strategy implementation.
- Waterman Jr., Robert H., Peters, Thomas J., and Julien R. Phillips. 1980. “STRUCTURE IS NOT ORGANIZATION.” Business Horizons 23, no. 3: 14.
- Waterman Jr., Robert H. 1982. “The Seven Elements of Strategic Fit.” Journal of Business Strategy 2, no. 3: 69.