7-S Framework

7- S Framework is a mangement model that describes 7 factors to organize a company in a “holistic and effective way”. The 7-S Framework was developed by Richard Pascale, Anthony Athos, Tom Peters and Robert Waterman at a meeting in 1978. Pascale and Athos were doing research into how the Japanese industry had been so succesful and Peters and Waterman were researching what made a company excellent. Hence they came up with the 7-S Framework comprised of the following:

- Shared Values
- Strategy
- Structure
- Systems
- Staff
- Style
- Skills

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