Using the tool. As we pointed out earlier, the McKinsey 7s framework is often used when organizational design and effectiveness are at question. It is easy to understand the model but much harder to apply it for your organization due to a common misunderstanding of what should a wellaligned elements be like.
You can also apply the McKinsey 7S model to elements of a team or a project. The three “hard” elements are strategy, structures (such as organization charts and reporting lines), and systems (such as formal processes and IT systems.) These are relatively easy to identify, and management can influence them directly.
A conceptual framework to guide the execution of strategy. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the 7S of the McKinsey Framework and how to apply it to evaluate and improve performance. The McKinsey 7S model is one of the most popular strategic planning tools.