McKinsey’s 7s Principle and its inferences in Ramayana

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Vishal Gupta, Ashish Ranjan Sinha


The Mckinsey 7s model refers to a tool that analyse a company “organizational design”. Mckinsey 7s model was developed in 1980’s by Mckinsey consultants Tom peter,Robert Waterman and Jullen Philips with a help from Richard Pascale and Anthony G Athos.Since the Introduction ,the model has been widely used by academics and practioners and remaining one of the most popular strategic planning tools. It sought to present an emphasis on human resources (Soft S), rather than the traditional mass production tangible of capital, infrastructure and equipment as a key to higher organizational performance.

Ramayana in current age is not only an epic where we study about the story of Ram and Ravan but it is a lesson for us where we find most of the managerial concept related from Ramayana. Mckinsey 7s model has also correlation with Ramayana. The model can be applied to many situation and is a valuable tool when organizational design is at question. The most common uses of the framework is

  1. To facilitate organizational change

  2. To help implement new strategy

  3. To identify how each area may change in future.

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