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In the past two years I have been using the 7-Step change model, combined with the Prosci's ADKAR Model. During the process a new leader came in and he was strongly in favour of the McKinsey approach. I never had an opportunity of getting to know more about the McKinsey approach and how it works as I was retrenched with the old furniture of the organisation. Can someone tell me more about the McKinsey approach, its successes and failures. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Madan Gopal Agarwal
Business Consultant, India

7-Step Model of McKinsey

The McKinsey model is a fundamental framework which is equally applicable for Green-field, Growing or Turn-around situations. It starts from ground zero all the way up. Taking Vision / Mission / Goal / Objectives as given, it goes on to Define (Business) Strategy, (Organisation ) Structure needed as support, Systems (& Procedures) needed, Staff (Assortment of Manpower), Skills (required of each person), (Working) Style (of the people in the Organisation) and, lastly, Superordinate Goals (that needs to be achieved). Any add-on, like ADKAR Model, only helps further to fine-tune the approach. I have used it in 7 diverse situations in last 15 years and found immensely effective.


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