Discussion: The 7 S Model WK 3

Optional Resources

Gatti, M. (2015). Exploring the challenges of measuring intangibles: The implementation of a balanced scorecard in an Italian company. International Journal of Management Cases, 17(4), 120133. Retrieved from http://www.ijmc.org/ijmc/home.html

Pollanen, R. M., & Xi, K. K. (2015). Organizational characteristics and use of balanced scorecard measures in executive compensation. International Journal of Business & Public Administration, 12(1), 6882. Retrieved from http://www.iabpad.com/journals/international-journal-of-business-and-public-administration-2/

Singh, A. (2013). A study of role of McKinsey’s 7S framework in achieving organizational excellence. Organization Development Journal, 31(3), 3950. Retrieved from http://www.odinstitute.org

As a business leader, you would likely utilize a variety of theories, models, and applications in order to create a comprehensive approach to business strategy planning. Consider the following scenario:

You are working with a department that has decided to incorporate the 7 S Model to enact change within the organization. As a business leader, you are to evaluate this model within a proposal, including potential benefits and examples of effective implementation.

To prepare for this Discussion, review the section entitled Alignment: The 7 S Model on pages 215-220 in Dyer, Godfrey, Jensen, and Bryce (2018) and consider which components of the model might be the most beneficial in executing change within an organization. You may also want to utilize the Walden Library to identify scholarly examples of implementing the 7 S Model in professional contexts.

By Day 3
Post an evaluation of the 7 S Model as a tool for planning and executing change with an organization. Your evaluation should include the following:

A description of the value of each step within the 7 S model to implementing change with the organization, including at least one supportive example
An analysis of which one or two specific component(s) of the 7 S Model could be most helpful from a change management perspective, including at least one supportive example
An explanation for which specific component(s) of the 7 S Model could be most challenging when implementing organizational change, including at least one supportive example
Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific APA citations from this weeks Learning Resources and at least one additional scholarly source.

Refer to the Week 4 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.

Read a selection of your colleagues postings.

By Day 5
Respond to at least two of your colleagues postings in one or more of the following ways:

Compare your initial posting with that of your colleague, including insights on the 7 S Models use for executing change within an organization.
In what ways do you agree or disagree with your colleague on the value of the 7 S Model components, and how can this enhance or expand on your understanding of strategic planning?
Provide a suggestion for an additional alternative for using the 7 S Model to execute change to better support your colleagues posting, including a rationale for your suggestion.
Please note that, for each response, you must include a minimum of one appropriately cited scholarly reference.

Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what insights you gained as a result of reading the comments your colleagues made.

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