7-S for Change Management
M Johnson, Management Consultant, Australia, Member
The 7-S framework provides a suitable framework for developing a change management programme. In the first step in a change management development process we decide what the change objective will be.
The next steps are to identify what will have to changed within each of the 7 S's in order to reach the objective.
This can only be an iterative (repeating) process
because changes in one of the seven may impact upon each of the other six.
Also remember that "systems" means all business processes, including financial.
The proper use of the 7 S's as an analysis tool will help to ensure that all issues will be addressed
during development of the change programme.