Does the 7-S Model still holds true today?


 
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Does the 7-S Model still holds true today?
Tony Gyau
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.
 

 
7S is only theoretical
Shirish
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 con...Sign up
 

 
Use 7S whether virtual or not
seyi
I believe every company should still practise this holistic concept whether operating a virtual company or not. As long as there is an organisation st...Sign up
 

 
Nike still has all elements
Aung
It's especially useful when u r starting a new biz or assessing ur internal environment. It's a checklist. Nike still have all the elements no matt...Sign up
 

 
Know when and how to use 7S concept
d s prakash rao
7-S model is a concept, is well accepted and practiced methodology. Suitability to time, situation, type of industry, the business conditions etc. are...Sign up
 

 
Make or Buy for each S
Ellie
The value of the 7S model is that it helps you to design and verify all dimensions of a business. All S-es have to be arranged for, and this should be...Sign up
 

 
7-model
pedro
My view is that all the model depends on the communication processes. Sometimes everything looks like it is on the right place, but everyone still has...Sign up
 

 
Philosophy & Educational management and Administration
Sophia
As you mentioned, the 7s is a kind theoretical concept, however, it can be transferred into practice. Further, except for the superordinate goal, th...Sign up
 

 
Refined 7-s model
a jagan mohan reddy
I agree with Tony. In the changing times we need to re-look at these existing models and if need be refine/modify them....Sign up
 

 
7-s framework excellent reference point
R.Ravichandran
Although the business revolutionizes in today's context, it is necessary to visit the basics and have a check now and then to benchmark the progress a...Sign up
 

 
7S model of Mckinsey
Gert Lubbersen
The model is still valid, it can occur that in changing times some of the 7 elements will become wmore relevant. We used the model i.e. for a benchmar...Sign up
 

 
7-S Framework and the public sector management
Samuel Nduati Mbugua
The 7-S Framework is a good tool of formulatiing and implementing change programmes in the private sector and not in the public sector. This is becaus...Sign up
 

 
Is 7S model still valid?
Musamali Martin
Yes indeed it is. Consider current delevelopments in the increasingly competitive business environment where a similar product (with some differenciat...Sign up
 

 
7S & System Thinking
Andrea Tedone
The plus of the 7S framework, IMO, is the systemic approach, so that if you plan a change management initiative in one of the 7 domains, you can "easi...Sign up
 

 
7S model
Claude Balleux
A model is never more than theorical. But, it gives clue to understand something. That's the same for this one. And I think that it's still usefull....Sign up
 

   
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