McKinsey's 7-S Model LO26566

From: Edgar F. Johns (
Date: 04/23/01

Replying to LO26558 --

Shadrack, Lepuru inquires about McKinsey's 7-S Organizational Model.

IN the past, I tried to locate more details about the 7-S Model. I don't
know of any publication that talks about it in detail. I did track down
brief explanations in Pascale, R. T., & Athos, A. G. (1981). The art of
Japanese management. New York: Simon & Schuster. Also, in Pascale, R. T.
(1990). Managing on the edge: How the smartest companies use conflict to
stay ahead. New York: Simon & Schuster. (Pascale is one of the originators
of the 7-S framework)

Another model you should check out is Weisbord's 6-Boxes (Weisbord, M. R.
(1978). Organizational diagnosis: A workbook of theory and practice.
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.)

Other books you might find helpful include:
Katz, D., & Kahn, R. L. (1978). The social psychology of organizations. New
York: John Wiley.
Harrison, M. I., & Shirom, A. (1999). Organizational diagnosis and
assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Howard, A., and Associates. (1994). Diagnosis for organizational change:
Methods and models. New York: Guilford Press.

Hope this helps

Edgar F. Johns <>
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