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TitleReframing Organizations
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Structural Frame
Melissa Strickland

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Lenses- focus, filter some things and
allow others to pass through, help us
order experiences.


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Start-up/mom & pop operation
● Two Levels - Strategic apex & Operating level
● Virtue - flexibility/adaptability/1 or 2 people run the


● Vice - boss too close to operations/authority may block

Simple Structure

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● Important decisions are made at the strategic apex

● Day-to-day operations are controlled by managers &
standardized procedures

● Large support staffs &

● Example: McDonalds

● Challenges: 1. Motivate/satisfy workers without
undermining consistency/uniformity 2. Constant
tension between headquarters and local managers

Machine Bureaucracy

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Examples of Self-Managing Teams

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Classic Multi-decade Example

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