Welcome to the framework section. In this context, a “framework” is a flexible structure used to guide the design and development of strategies and methods to accomplish a desired result or outcome. A flexible framework is like a comfortable “suit of clothes” vs a “straight jacket.” They are most useful when they are non-prescriptive and allow for the design and development of custom designs to fit the unique situation and objective. As the name implies, they “frame” one’s thinking in a way that provides just the right amount of structure and no more. This section includes three frameworks to help you design and create the organization you really want including leading transformation, management design, and research.
Organizations are human-created entities. They were designed, consciously or unconsciously, by humans and consequently can be redesigned. Leaders today face many challenges that will require the design of new organizational systems or the redesign of their systems to achieve and sustain high performance. The design framework originally emerged from practice helping leaders design, develop and deploy a variety of managerial systems and processes in a wide variety of industries. It was further developed based on research on the design process itself. The result is a flexible framework that includes a comprehensive discovery phase prior to the design, development, and deployment phases. | Management Design Framework
The design or redesign of organizational systems requires leaders to become “architects” of their organizations. Leader as an organization designer is a special kind of leadership that consists of specific leadership behaviors and approaches combined with individual leader characteristics all operating within a high-performance culture to effectively utilize the forces and facilitators of change to achieve sustainable excellence. The leadership framework is divided into five main components organized into two groups. The first group is the “science” of leadership and includes the forces and facilitators of change along with the leadership system. The second group is the “art” of leadership and includes the leadership style, organization culture, and the individual leader. | Leading Transformation Framework
The research projects behind the leading transformation and management design frameworks were designed and guided by a research methods framework. The research methods framework is a flexible guide that addresses the nine key inter-related design dimensions of any research project. The nine components are organized into two groups. The first group is the “T” or foundation and is comprised of the problem, the purpose, the research questions, and the conceptual framework. The foundation must be completed first to provide context for the subsequent phase. The second group is the “U” and composed of the literature review, the overall approach or design, data collection, data analysis, and drawing conclusions. This framework is helpful for increasing the alignment and congruence of a wide variety of research projects. | Research Methods Framework