Mckinsey 's 7s Model Analysis

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McKinsey’s 7S model provides a solid framework to analyze the current team structure and further determine the best structure to carry the organization into the future. As you can see below, at the center of the model is the element of “Shared Values” which represents the core values of the team and are the fundamental principles that the team stands for. The seven S’s are broken into hard elements and soft elements with the hard elements being relatively straight forward and easy to define. The soft elements on the other hand are not as tangible and are largely affected by culture, making them more difficult to define.

“Hard” Elements (Strategy, Structure, Systems)
• Strategy – The plan devised to maintain and build competitive advantage over the competition
Fuel Management’s strategy is centered on purchasing diesel fuel directly from major refiners in bulk quantities while efficiently managing the logistics chain and utilizing systems and processes to provide 100% availability at the lowest “all-in” cost possible.
How are objectives achieved?
Objectives are achieved through developing relationships with suppliers, logistics providers and applicable technology companies enabling mutually beneficial partnerships with these companies to support the accomplishment of the teams’ objectives. Additionally, ensuring analytical data used in the decision making process is represented accurately is paramount as small errors can translate into significant dollars when dealing

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