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Why are Shared Values in the Center of 7's?
Kristine Penalosa Ilagan
Why are Shared Values (or Superordinate Goals) in the Center of 7’s? Please help me... Thank you..^^.

The Reason Why Shared Values are in the Center of the 7S-es
Vishal Kumar
The 7S framework of McKinsey when applied to organisations will have different systems, strategy, skills, staff etc for different departments. For example, the Skills required in the HR department would be different as compared to the Sales Department, however only Shared Values is something that will remain common for all the departments, and which keeps all the other S-es intact.

Central Among the 7 S's
Nancy Tagle, Consultant, Philippines, Member
While undergoing an assessment in our organization, we constantly refer to our superordinate goals even when we are discussing the hard or the soft S's. Perhaps that is the reason why it is at the center of the 7-S because it is the core value of the organization...

Shared Values are Central to All
Kunal Bhat, Entrepreneur, India, Member
Shared values are the highest level of goals set by the organization to itself. Say for example, the organizational goal is to delivery quality. This will serve as a shared value for each of the peripheral entities. E.g.:
- Skills: Develop/manage skills through quality trainings to meet the shared values of delivering quality. - Staff: Acquire quality staff to ensure quality work is done, so on and so forth. Each peripheral area is influenced, organized, managed and delivers to meet the shared values.

Shared Values are in the Center of all we do
Gordon Kihuguru, Financial Consultant, Ghana, Member
Values represent what we are about, what we believe in, what we stand for. They represent a sets of shared beliefs and behaviours. Focussing an organisation around clear values i.e. respect, integrity, commitment, excellence lays a foundation for effective leadership and management.

7S Framework Interrelated....
Dixit, Student (MBA), India, Member
All the S-es are interrelated to each other and Shared Values is at the center because it gives the base to all other factors... All the remaining Ses are relying on this factor... If the shared values are clear then lucidity preserves and objectives can be achieved more easily in a dynamic environment...

Shared Values and Vision
Marten van der Zee, Student (University), Netherlands, Premium Member
In this 7S-model shared values (and vision) are most important. This factor affects the connection and control of the other meanings of the 7-S model. Values as operational management instrument helps in the following ways:
- Motivates the employees
- Focuses employees on relevant activities
- Creates a framework in which employees understand how to use new activities and how this fits in the overall business.
Depending on the values and vision as well as the way they are communicated, management can succeed to make the business as a whole more effective.

Shared Values at the Center...
K V S Madhava Rao, Financial Consultant, India, Member
Shared values at the center of 7S theory acts as the hub of a wheel that controls both centripetal and centrifugal motions of an organisation. If the hub of the wheel is designed well and the whell is set into motion, momentum is evenly distributed to all other 6 factors to enable perpetual growth of any organisation!

Center of 7S
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
I think that the reason for the "shared values" put in the center is that every individual values things differently and that it is necessary for one to be effective to consider all of the 7S-es and share his thoughts no matter how little to everyone. In the team as his contribution. In the process the exchanges increase the value and the worth of a decision, in cases where a decision is to be made.

The Role of Spirit Behind Shared Value
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
Shared values are agreed upon for practical implementation. However in reality do we have some values which are prevailing and are opposite in nature?
For example if we state our shared value is 'we are a relationship based firm’, does that mean we compromise on existing trade laws and ethics?
In reality when we propose a value there are often conditions which distract us from implementation of the value. Will stating the opposing conditions which are prevailing and being unattached to them and yet implementing the shared value, brings out the spirit behind the value?In the process we have a practically implementable model?

Why Shared Value is in the Center of the 7S Model
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Business activities require a high degree of internal alignment among all 7 S-es. Each 'S' must be consistent with other factors for them to reinforce one another. This interconnectedness creates a dynamic system. The shared values of McKinsey’s model does this.

Shared Values 7S's Center
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
Shared values at the center simply tells that all of the factors and/or elements converges to make the whole thing work as efficiently and effectively.

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