Guiding Communities of Purpose
The Four Frames Model
based on Reframing Organizations:
Artistry, Choice & Leadership by
Lee Boleman and Terrence Deal
This Website contains:
Why Look at Organizations through 4 Different Lenses?
Based on managerial wisdom and social science research, this Model is a powerful tool for looking at the same situation four different ways. It helps us:
This website will include personal comments by Brenda Henry, Organizational Psychology, Master's Student, Adler University.
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The Essence of the Four Lenses:
Rules, Roles, Goals, Policies, Technology, Environment, Social Architecture, Attune, Structure to Task.
Human Resources Lens: The World of People and Organizations and What Happens when the Two Intersect: Needs, Skills, Relationships, Empowerment, Align Organizational and Human Needs
Political Lens: The World of Conflicting Viewpoints, scarce resources, and struggles for power:
Power, Influence, Competition, Politics, Advocacy, Agendas
Symbolic Lens: The World of Symbols and Culture and the central role culture plays in performance: Stories, Heroes, Metaphors, Rituals, and Ceremonies, and symbols, and the essence seen and unseen.