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The McKinsey 7-S Framework

Invented in the 1980s and Still a Possibility for Success Today

Essay 2009 7 Pages

Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The McKinsey 7-S Framework - A Short Overview

Discussion
The Development of Organizations
Establish an Adjusted Structure
Managers Have to Move Heaven and Earth

Conclusion

Reference List

Introduction

The McKinsey 7-S Framework - A Short Overview

Invented in the 1980s and still a possibility for success today - The McKinsey 7- S Framework1. The 7-S Framework not only considers a glance at the top or the bottom of an iceberg, rather the connection of both sections. The core idea is that organization effectiveness stems from the connection between hard-structure like structure,

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Figure 1 7-S Framework

Peters, & Waterman (2004).

In search of excellence.

strategy, and systems similarly from soft-structure like style, skills, staff, and something accurately related as superordinate goals. According to Peters and Waterman (2004), In search of excellence, firstly the idea is about a multiplicity, which influences the development of a company. Secondly, these 7 parts are intended to be a interconnected system. And thirdly, there is no starting point or implied hierarchy; all parts together influence each other.

Discussion

The Development of Organizations

During the 1960s and the 1970s many companies, among them also successful companies like IBM or General Electric, were facing a complicated challenge - organization effectiveness. In the beginning, companies were centralized and divided into two sections: production and sales. Afterwords, by entering into new businesses and markets, they changed into decentralized organizations - called divisions.

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1 Invented in the 1980s by Robert H. Waterman, JR., is a Director, Thomas J. Peters a Principal, and Julien R. Phillips an Associate in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company. Waterman and Peters are co-leaders of McKinsey`s Organizational Effectiveness practise. They diagnosed and solved organizational problems inside of McKinsey & Company.

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Pages
7
Year
2009
ISBN (eBook)
9783640848928
File size
392 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v168038
Institution / College
International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn – International Management
Grade
1,7
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