Pros and cons of greater integration? ForAgainst My valuesGreater scope to promote my values of all young people getting high quality music opportunities in and out of school Integration may dilute values and freedom of action PragmaticsMEH is longterm source of funds, contacts and equipment ‘Inclusivity’ seems at the moment in competition with the mainstream. Insufficient returns for time taken. ProfessionalMajor possibilities of mutual learning, enhancing mutual reach ‘Separate development’. Insufficient common ground to make effort worthwhile PoliticalMEHs have profile and status. Stronger together. Need to keep separate identity for the work to enable access to specific funding.
The McKinsey 7S Framework: Shared Values/ Superordi nate Goals Structure Strategy Style Systems Staff Skills
Shared Values/ Superordinate Goals On a scale of 0 10 a.Does the Hub have a statement of shared values in which inclusion figures strongly? b.How shared are these shared values across trustees, management, partners and staff? c.Where are we now? Where do we want to get to?
Strategy On a scale of 010 a.To what extent is inclusivity work visible and influential in the MEH strategy? b.Where are we now? Where do we want to get to?
Structure On a scale of 010 a.How well is the value of inclusivity work represented in the decision-making structure of the MEH b.Where are we now? Where do we want to get to?
Systems On a scale of 010 a.To what extent do the MEH’s systems: funding; monitoring and evaluation, recruitment and selection, communication etc. support the integrated strategy? b.Where are we now? Where do we want to get to?
Staff On a scale of 010 a.Does the way the MEH is staffed – numbers, where deployed, qualifications – give the best chance of delivering the integrated strategy? b.Where are we now? Where do we want to get to?
Skills On a scale of 010 a.To what extent is the skill level of the MEH as a whole sufficient to deliver the integrated strategy? b.Where are we now? Where do we want to get to?
Style On a scale 010 a.To what extent is inclusion demonstrated by the leadership and management style of the MEH and reflected in : how managers spend their time and money; what they say in internal and external communications; what projects they visit? a.Where are we now? Where do we want to be?
Ways of using this tool...might include: a.A tool to organise your own thinking b.A framework for discussion in the musical inclusion management team c.A framework for MEH Management discussion
And finally.... Reflection, analysis, learning from the McKinsey 7S and from each others’ practice can help you ‘build your own theory’ about integration. As Kurt Lewin said: ‘There’s nothing so practical as a good theory’.