Four Frame Model - Explained
What is the Four Frames Model?
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What is the Four-Frame Model?
The Four Frame Model, proposed by Bolman & Deal, describes 4 distinctive “frames”, through which individuals see organizations (and the world in general).
What are the Four Frames?
The Four Frames include:
- Structural Fram: Organizations are seen as structures with responsibilities, rules, prelacies and procedures.
- Human Resource Frame: Organizations are seen as a group or society with the obligation to satisfy human needs and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics.
- Political Frame: Organizations are seen as arenas, contests, or jungles where one must deal with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics.
- Symbolic Frame: Organizations are seen as tribes, theaters, or carnivals with the objective of. shaping a culture, building work meaning and team spirit.