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McKinsey 7S Framework

A holistic approach to harmonizing all parts of the organization



The McKinsey 7S Framework is a powerful tool for evaluating organizational alignment and effectiveness. Developed by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman of McKinsey & Company, this framework identifies seven key elements - Shared Vision, Strategy, Structure, Systems, Style, Staff, and Skills - that are crucial for organizational success.

This presentation provides a comprehensive understanding of the 7S framework and its application in organizational analysis and design. It explores the interrelated elements of the framework and offers insights into how to use it to improve efficiency and profitability.

One of the unique features of this presentation is its focus on the 7S vectors of contention, which help identify areas of conflict or tension within an organization. By addressing these tensions, leaders can create a more effective organizational design that is aligned with the organization's goals and values.

Real-world examples of the framework's application, including case studies from Apple, General Electric (GE), Starbucks, and Nike, are included to illustrate its practical relevance and effectiveness.

Whether you're a consultant, executive, or business leader, this presentation will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to drive organizational change and achieve sustainable success.

Note: The training package includes:

1. McKinsey 7S Framework training presentation (PowerPoint format)

2. McKinsey 7S Framework templates (PowerPoint format)

3. McKinsey 7S Framework poster (PDF format, in color and monochrome, printable in A3/A4 size paper)

Learning Objectives


  1. Understand the McKinsey 7S framework and its interrelated elements.

  2. Learn how to apply the 7S framework to evaluate organizational effectiveness and alignment.

  3. Understand the best practices for implementing the 7S framework in an organization.




1. 7S Framework and Elements​

  • What is the 7S Framework?

  • Basis of the 7S framework

  • Description of the 7S Elements

  • 7S Hard and Soft Elements

  • Key Point of the 7S Framework

  • Changes in One Element Affects the Others

  • Mastering the Framework: Implementation Strategies

  • 7S as an Organizational Gap Analysis Tool

  • Benefits of the 7S Framework

  • The 7S Framework can be Applied to a Variety of Situations

  • Comparison Between 7S and SWOT Analysis

  • Comparison Between 7S and Porter’s Five Forces

  • Limitations of the 7S Framework

2. 7S Checklist Questions​

  • Strategy: Key Questions

  • Structure: Key Questions

  • Systems: Key Questions

  • Shared Values: Key Questions

  • Style: Key Questions

  • Skills: Key Questions

  • Staff: Key Questions

  • How Do We Use the Framework?

3. Using the 7S Framework​

  • Using the 7S Framework for Organizational Analysis

  • Identifying Gaps Between Current and Desired States

  • Analyzing How Changes in One Element May Impact Other Elements

  • Identifying Opportunities for Improvement


4. 7S Implementation Steps​

  • Step 1: Understand the Current State

  • Step 2: Define the Desired Future State

  • Step 3: Identify the Seven Elements

  • Step 4: Conduct Gap Analysis

  • Step 5: Develop Action Plans

  • Step 6: Implement Action Plans

  • Step 7: Monitor and Evaluate

5. Examples of 7S Applications

  • Example 1: Apple

  • Example 2: General Electric (GE)

  • Example 3: Starbucks

  • Example 4: Nike


6. 7 Vectors of Contention​

  • The 7 Vectors of Contention

  • Using the 7 Vectors of Contention

  • Examples of Apple, GE and Starbucks

7. Critical Success Factors


  • Appendix 1: Explanatory Notes on the Vectors of Contention

  • Appendix 2: 7S Templates

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