Does the 7-S Model still holds true today?

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Tony Gyau

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.


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!!


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.


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