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7s Model

7s Model

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This model was developed by Pascale and Athos (1981), but it became very popular thanks to McKinsey. The model describes seven different components, which together make an almost complete representation of all organisational aspects.


Related models: AIDA Model7S ModelKnowledge TriangleINKSWOT AnalysisBalanced ScorecardFive ForcesBCG Matrix6W's of Corporate GrowthCRM;KondratieffCustomer PyramidProduct Life Cycle

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7s Model

 

Origin

This model was developed by Pascale and Athos (1981), but it became very popular thanks to McKinsey.

Related models: AIDA Model7S ModelKnowledge TriangleINKSWOT AnalysisBalanced ScorecardFive ForcesBCG Matrix6W's of Corporate GrowthCRM;KondratieffCustomer PyramidProduct Life Cycle

 

The model

The model describes seven different components, which together make an almost complete representation of all organisational aspects. The organisation’s environment, however, is not represented as a separate component. The components are:

      Strategy: The long-term course, that is the objectives of the organisation and the way one expects to realise these. This is usually laid down in a business plan or a long-term programme;

      Structure: The way in which the organisation is designed: groups of departments and units, division of tasks and authorities, as well as the reporting lines for internal coordination;

      Systems: The collection of guidelines and procedures that should help steer and regulate the daily cooperation and functioning of the organisation; as well as the entire ICT infrastructure and the application landscape;

      Management style: The behavioural patterns, skills, attitude and values, leadership style, that typify the management, executives and coordinators;

      Staff: Staff’s characteristics; for instance structure and numbers according to age, permanent/temporary, function group or department. But also the motivation, the company’s mobility, sickness absence, wage costs, competence house etc;

      Knowledge and Skills: Staff’s competences, derived from the organisation’s key competences;

      Culture (Shared Values): The identity of the organisation and the standards and values that help define staff’s comings and goings.

 

How to use it

This model provides many handles. Other methods and models usually can be used to further analyse the 7-S factors from this model. One example is the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), often used in developing a strategy.

The 7-S model can be used as an analysing tool: where are we and what do we wish to accomplish for each component.

The model is also a touchstone during changes. Example: a change of system may also interfere with staff’s knowledge and skills, possibly also with the organisation’s management (style) or structure (responsibilities and authorities can be arranged differently.)

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Related models: 

-   AIDA Model

-   7S Model

-   Knowledge Triangle

-   INK

-   SWOT Analysis

-   Balanced Scorecard

-   Five Forces

-   BCG Matrix

-   6W's of Corporate Growth

-   CRM;Kondratieff

-   Customer Pyramid

-   Product Life Cycle

 

 

Sources:

       Wikipedia

 

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