20. McKinsey 7S Analysis

The McKinsey 7S framework model is a diagnostic management tool used to test the strength of the strategic degree of fit between a firm’s current and proposed strategies. It is designed to facilitate the process of strategy implementation within the context of organizational change.


Implementation has always been the difficult aspect of strategic management. Often the best-laid long-range plans have remained unimplemented because the organizational structure and culture have been lacking. Although modern strategy theory offers the analyst a plethora of different models from which to choose, there is a dearth of implementation methodology. The 7S model was designed to fill this vacuum with a conceptual framework ...

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