The 7-S model that can be applied in organizational development(checklist)

Change Management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip, and support individuals to successfully adopt a change to drive organizational success and outcomes

7-S model

  1. Shared values

Five success factors of a company

  • What are the common values of the company?
  • Which company philosophy and what self-image characterize the company?
  • Do employees share an understanding of these values?
  • Is the development of values in a more rigid frame or is it dynamic and adaptable?
  • Are values suitable in order to promote the companies culture?
  1. Structure

7-S model of a company
  • What affects the structures of a company?
  • Does the necessary complexity or simplicity suit the actual structure?
  • Is there a clear organization chart?
  • Is the corporate structure helpful or a hindrance for the job?
  • Are competencies of the organization areas adequately defined?
  • What structural changes are planned?
  • Who is involved in the change process
  1. System

Six success factors of a company

  • Which company processes have high importance?
  • How is the quality of these processes assessing?
  • How are the processes organized? Are they transparent enough?
  • Which interfaces have frequently occurring conflicts?
  • What formal and informal processes are in place to implement the overall strategy?
  • Where do you see development needs in the processes?
  1. Style

Seven success factors of a company

  • Which rules and standards are enforced by the staff?
  • What kind of reward and punishment mechanism exists?
  • Which effect have collaboration and cooperation on the company?
  • How are errors treated?
  • How is the relationship among the staff?
  • What are the qualities of leadership?
  • Does the leadership style concur with the targeted company culture?
  1. Staff

Six success factors of a company

  • Is the actual staff structure suitable for the company’s guidelines?
  • Is the staff vital capital or simply means to an end?
  • Do staff skills provide a competitive advantage?
  • How does the company promote and encourage the employees and which possibilities of development are there?
  • How high is the fluctuation?
  • Which areas concerning staff need to be developed further?
  1. Skills

Six success factors of a company

  • Which outstanding abilities does the company have?
  • Do any competitive advantages result from these abilities?
  • What do you know about the core competencies of the company? Are they tied to specific people?
  • How is knowledge shared within the company? What happens with new knowledge and expertise?
  • Are there incentive systems for knowledge processing and distribution of knowledge?
  • Which knowledge management systems exist in the company?
  1. Strategy

Six success factors of a company

  • How are vision and strategy designed?
  • To what extent are the intended strategy and the secondary targets known to employees?
  • How big is the opportunity to implement the desired short-term strategy?
  • Are there opposing goals?
  • Is the strategy likely to overcome challenges in the future?
  • Is the company clearly enough defined?

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