Joshua Wilcoxson, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
In analyzing the wholeness of the firm and prescribing its shared values, the context of it's competitive environment/stakeholders, etc is extremely relevant. Critical external issues must always be linked back
to the firm's elements of its staff, skills, strategy, systems, with structure and style playing the crucial support role.
At the same time, I believe that the 7S's are a mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive decomposition of the firm itself.