January 2015

#30 Organizational Life Through Four Lenses

One of my favourite frameworks for understanding organizational life is supplied by Bolman and Deal (2003) in Reframing Organizations. They articulate four lenses through which to view and understand organizations. Boleman and Deal capture each lens with a metaphor: Factory Family Temple Jungle   Factory Through the factory metaphor we understand organizational productivity: there are […]

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#29 A Methodical Framework For High Conflict

High conflict calls for structure. You may not always stay within that structure. That’s OK. But you need a methodical framework to fall back on. The method below supports you in acting consciously rather than reactively. It enables you to manage the conversation constructively.  Possessing and using such a framework is helpful in all conflict.

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