Just enough structure to give focus, align meaning, create intention across groups and create meaningful context at the same time as providing the flexibility and variability needed to take account of specific ‘sets of dynamics’ that influence the systems of ‘business’.
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An Effective Framework:
A structure and series of dimensions that creates a vital tension that keeps us focused on answering the exam question*. A tension is a positive thing - it stimulates more critical thinking by posing the ‘if this / then that’ type of question and response.
*The exam question is the single minded driving question/idea
that needs to be answered.
Tension defines the inherent calculation within the framework that makes sure that everything ‘adds up’ and provides a valuable rationale and defence for any conclusion.