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Using McKinsey 7-S Model for Organizing Innovation
G.J. van Beeck Calkoen, Coach, Spain, Member
I am interested in the application of the 7-S model on organizing innovation structurally in a company.
For instance: what are the choices available for each S, related to the environment of the company.
In other words: How do you link the 7S model to the challenge of making companies more innovative?

7S and Innovation
Alfrid nDZIMANDE, Organisational development, South Africa, Member
Success in / Lack of innovation is often related to morale. This could result from a Structure with too many layers, form a lack of Shared values, from the Style how people are managed, from Systems that are not efficient and so on.
You should present results in that format and use strategic values to add meaning.

Using McKinsey 7-S Model for Innovation
Walter Berns, Strategy Consultant, United States, Member
The first step in guiding a company towards innovation is making it part of the corporate values i.e. Shared values, which are at the center of the 7-S system.

8 Attributes of Excellent Companies
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Peters and Waterman describe eight attributes for innovation and excellence in pages 13-16 of their 1982 book "In Search of Excellence".
These attributes could also be useful in describing the companies that are innovative and excellent (i.e. 3M, HP, Royal Dutch/shell, IBM etc.).

Using McKinsey 7-S Model for Analyzing Innovation
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Yes, you can use both the 7S Model and the 8 Attributes as a high level “lens” to analyse strengths and weaknesses in the way a corporation or company is addressing its innovation efforts.
What were your conclusions at the time Mr. Van Beeck Calkoen?

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