McKinsey 7-S Framework LO28642

From: René Post (
Date: 05/28/02

Replying to LO28625

Bob wrote,

The nearest I got to the whole mystery of the 7S origin was an apocryphal
story about people at McKinsey trying to keep Tom Peters under control
during a one-week workshop. So they got him to focus on one topic per day.
Day one; strategy, Day two; staff, Day three; structure .... and so 7S
model was born. If only life were that simple.

Hi Bob and others,

As far as I know the 7S model was developed by Peters, Waterman and by
Richard Tanner Pascale and Anthony G. Athos and was used and described by
those last two in their book "The art of Japanese management; applications
for American Executives".

In their "Acknowledgements" they write about the coming into excistence of
the 7S model



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