WeWork McKinsey 7S Model

By John Dudovskiy
February 21, 2023

WeWork McKinsey 7S model highlights the ways in which seven elements of businesses can be aligned to increase effectiveness. According to this model strategy, structure and systems represent hard elements, whereas shared values, skills, style and staff are soft elements. McKinsey 7S model stresses there are strong links between elements in a way that a change in one element causes changes in others. As it is illustrated in figure below, shared values are placed at the core of WeWork McKinsey 7S model, because shared values guide employee behaviour with implications on their performance.

WeWork McKinsey 7S Model

Hard Elements in WeWork McKinsey 7S Model

Strategy. WeWork pursues simplification business strategy. Specifically, co-working giant simplifies the notion of flexible workspace and makes it practical for businesses of all sizes through offering space as service. Furthermore, the company is on the path of digitalizing real estate business on the global scale.  

Structure. Under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Adam Neumann WeWork organizational structure was chaotic and ineffective.  The current CEO Sandeep Mathrani restructured the company to a great extend to make it more simple and transparent. Currently, global flexible workspace provider has an hierarchical organizational structure.

Systems. The workspace provider relies on a wide range of systems for its daily operations. These include employee recruitment and selection, team development and orientation, transaction processing systems. Furthermore, customer relationship management, business intelligence, knowledge management systems are also important for WeWork.

WeWork Inc. Report contains a full analysis of WeWork McKinsey 7S Model. The report illustrates the application of the major analytical strategic frameworks in business studies such as SWOT, PESTEL, Porter’s Five Forces, Ansoff Matrix and Value Chain analysis on WeWork. Moreover, the report contains analyses of WeWork leadership, business strategy organizational structure and organizational culture. The report also comprises discussions of WeWork marketing strategy, ecosystem and addresses issues of corporate social responsibility.

WeWork Inc. Report 2023

Category: McKinsey 7S Model