McKinsey 7S is an analytical technique used for evaluation of critical factors of the organization. It is mainly used in businesses. American consultants Anthony Athos, Richard Pascale, Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr. from McKinsey & Company suggested in late 70’s, seven-elements way of decomposition of the organization components:
- Staff - goal-orinted community of people
- Strategy - definition of the group objectives and the way how to achieve them
- Shared values - vision, mission, organizational culture
- Skills - skills, knowledge, experience
- Style - characteristic way of acting, treating, behavior
- Structure - the organizational structure of the groups, management steering
- Systems - methods, procedures, processes, including technical systems,information systems and technology
Framework McKinsey 7S belongs among the models of the critical success factors.
This approach appeared for example in the book “In Search of Excellence” by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman.