Does the 7-S Model still holds true today?

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Tony Gyau, The Netherlands

Does the 7-S Model still holds true today?

Does the 7-S Model still holds true in today's business environment? Companies are increasing outsourcing their functions, and headquarters are only becoming a virtual company. Look at a company like Nike which has become successful without actually owning the production facilities of their own. Instead they outsourced the production around the world. Where do we stand in today's environment, where companies can be virtual and yet make huge profits, with the 7-S Model. I think the time has come to re-define the framework to suit today's globalisation.


Shirish, India

7S is only theoretical

I think the whole 7s concept is only theoretical. Organisations have to practise it without realising that it is 7S or otherwise! it is a holistic concept!!

seyi, Singapore

Use 7S whether virtual or not

I believe every company should still practise this holistic concept whether operating a virtual company or not. As long as there is an organisation strategizing to do business in a given structured system by a few or many staff with required skills and styles guided by the company's shared values.

Aung, Myanmar

Nike still has all elements

It's especially useful when u r starting a new biz or assessing ur internal environment. It's a chec... Sign up

d s prakash rao, India

Know when and how to use 7S concept

7-S model is a concept, is well accepted and practiced methodology. Suitability to time, situation, ... Sign up

Ellie, Netherlands

Make or Buy for each S

The value of the 7S model is that it helps you to design and verify all dimensions of a business. Al... Sign up

pedro, portugal


My view is that all the model depends on the communication processes. Sometimes everything looks lik... Sign up

Sophia, Taiwan

Philosophy & Educational management and Administration

As you mentioned, the 7s is a kind theoretical concept, however, it can be transferred into practic... Sign up

a jagan mohan reddy, india

Refined 7-s model

I agree with Tony. In the changing times we need to re-look at these existing models and if need be ... Sign up

R.Ravichandran, India

7-s framework excellent reference point

Although the business revolutionizes in today's context, it is necessary to visit the basics and hav... Sign up

Gert Lubbersen, Netherlands

7S model of Mckinsey

The model is still valid, it can occur that in changing times some of the 7 elements will become wmo... Sign up

Samuel Nduati Mbugua, Kenya

7-S Framework and the public sector management

The 7-S Framework is a good tool of formulatiing and implementing change programmes in the private s... Sign up

Musamali Martin, Kenya

Is 7S model still valid?

Yes indeed it is. Consider current delevelopments in the increasingly competitive business environme... Sign up

Andrea Tedone, Italy

7S & System Thinking

The plus of the 7S framework, IMO, is the systemic approach, so that if you plan a change management... Sign up

Claude Balleux, Canada

7S model

A model is never more than theorical. But, it gives clue to understand something. That's the same fo... Sign up


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