7S Framework


Definition: the 7S Framework is an organizational model by Pascal and Athos (1981) that describes 7 interrelated factors to organize a company in a holistic and effective way. Together these factors determine the way in which the firm operates.
Managers should take into account all seven of these factors, to be sure of successful implementation of any business strategy or change management initiative.
The 7 factors are:
1. Shared Values / Superordinate Goals (in the center of the model)
2. Strategy
3. Structure
4. Systems
5. Staff
6. Style
7. Skills



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