The Seven S Model in PowerPoint 2010

McKinsey 7S model is a business diagram that involves seven interdependent factors which are categorized as either “hard” or “soft” elements. The seven elements in a 7S model includes: Strategy, Structure, Systems, Shared Values, Skills, Style, Staff.

Hard elements are easier to define or identify and management can directly influence them. These are strategy statements; organization charts and reporting lines; and formal processes and IT systems. On the other hand, Soft elements can be more difficult to describe, and are less tangible and more influenced by culture. However, these soft elements are as important as the hard elements if the organization is going to be successful.

The way the model is presented in the image below shows the interdependence of the elements and indicates how a change in one affects all the others.

In PowerPoint we can create The Sevel S Model by using hexagon shape and then interconnecting the shapes with lines.

To connect the lines in McKinsey 7S model you can use the draw mode in PowerPoint. Go to Insert -> Shapes and over the Lines shape, right click and then click on Lock Drawing Mode. This will let you draw multiple lines to connect all the objects in the slide.

Finally you can right click on each object to add the text.

And finally we get this output: The Seven S Model in PowerPoint 2010.





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