Background Note | HBS Case Collection | August 1993

Executing Change: Seven Key Considerations

by Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana

Abstract

Provides a 7S framework to complement the McKinsey 7S framework. Focuses on some of the critical choices that must be made in implementing change--Strategic Intent, Substance, Scale, Scope, Speed, Sequence, and Style. Overall, the note argues that these choices must be made so that they are coherent and robust.

Keywords: Change; Framework; Goals and Objectives; Management Style; Time Management; Strategy;

Citation:

Nohria, Nitin, and Rakesh Khurana. "Executing Change: Seven Key Considerations." Harvard Business School Background Note 494-038, August 1993.