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    Write a 3- to 4-page paper in which you analyze the U.S. Army using the McKinsey 7S Framework. Analyzing this change process and developing your thoughts about it based on the background material. The larger, more systemic the change, the better. However, substantive change within a unit, function, or division can also work. Substantive change may include things like:

    •A new CEO or other senior manager
    •Changes in technical systems, e.g., implementation of an ERP system, new learning management systems, etc.
    •Restructuring (changing the org chart)
    •Mergers and acquisitions
    •Changes in size, e.g., rapid growth or downsizing
    •Changes in market focus
    •Changes in strategy or mission
    •Changes in major processes or procedures (e.g., Implementation of ISO9000 or other quality control processes)
    •Business process re-engineering or business process improvement
    •Analyze the subject company / organization using the McKinsey 7S model framework.
    •Thoroughly examine each of the seven key areas of the model.
    •Identify in which box each piece of data relates, and justify why.
    •How well does the model work in this situation?
    •What did you learn from applying the model to your subject organization that you didn't know before?

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    In compliance with BrainMass rules this is not a hand in ready paper but is only guidance.

    The organization is the US Army and the change is "Changes in technical systems".
    The current US Army's integrated air and missile defense systems must be thoroughly assesses for operational sufficiency, cost, and manpower requirements to assess what improvements should be pursued.
    The US Army understood the capability shortfalls during the 2003 Iraqi operations when the US forces were found to be vulnerable to ballistic and cruise missile threats from outside the field of view of existing radar. The sensors currently used suffer significant non-operational periods because of out dated electronics. These systems also require a significantly higher manpower to operate and maintain.
    Using the McKinsey 7S framework the air and missile defense systems relates to systems. This is a "hard" element. In the McKinsey 7S framework strategy, structure, and systems are called hard elements, whereas shared values, skills, style, and staff are soft elements.
    The "strategy" refers to the plan of the US Army to modernize its missile systems, the "structure" refers to the organization of personnel who work the missile system. The "system" refers to the actions of the personnel who operate and maintain the missile systems. The "shared values" are the super-ordinate goals of the army. The current missile system makes the US army slow and lacking mobility. There is a need in the shared values to upgrade the missile system and make the US army more expeditionary and responsive. The leadership "style" of the US Army is to accept the missile systems that have been allocated to the unit and make the best use of them. ...

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    The response provides you a structured explanation of US Army and McKinsey 7S Model . It also gives you the relevant references.