Managers and leaders.
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Today's organizations become more complex, more ambiguous, and more unpredictable. So how should managers and leaders to respond to these challenges. It seems obvious that most of the organizations has its own distinctive strategies of management and methods of controlling the business. But now when organizations are up against difficult situations like bankruptcy and deficiency, it is likely to see the business rather in a state of narrow-mindedness condition and the lack of motivation starting to appear in the internal structure. Managers started to panic, trying to go ahead solving the crisis. It all seems like aiming towards the objectives and achieving goals are unreachable. The bonding of the organization itself began to fall apart dramatically, if further action or innovation within the company don't react, it could possibly lead to failures and the worst situation of all the collapse of management level. At this point of time the management level needed certain dramatic changes desperately especially in the way which generates creativity, another view on the entire view situation and ensuring the right path to the right solutions. Is that why a manager's frame of reference the most enabling asset for them? Are reframing claims to be beneficial to the managers. By discussing critically the ways of reframing such as structural frame, human resources frame, political frame and symbolic frame discussed by Bolman and Deal(Bolman and Deal 1997) ...read more.
Bolman and Deal (Bolman and Deal 1997) thoroughly explained the need to take the Human Resource factor into account while reframing, restructuring or reengineering an organization. Bolman and Deal (Bolman and Deal 1997) made reference to how new organizations models are becoming " passionate' about its employees core values and creating a family like environment for both internal and external customers. This particular frame explained the importance of understanding people as they relate to the organization and its employees. Being able to effectively address the needs of both will result in a satisfied worker and a multi-talented and gifted company. A reference to Manslow's Hierarchy of needs was used to examine the importance of Human Resource Frame. Manslow pointed out that people have needs ranging frame basic safety and shelter to the desire for respect, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment. To maximize the Human Resource Frame Bolman and Deal (Bolman and Deal) offered the following suggestions: Develop a Human Resource philosophy; invest in your employees; empower them; and redesign their jobs. An effective manager will have the ability to recognize that needs of the organization and the needs of the employees are interconnected and should be taken into account during the reframing process. Although when the organization has already comply with the Human Resource Frame, it is sometimes still under constrained by lack of motivation and inspiration, it can be the cause of the complexity of the organization itself. ...read more.
Invoking this excitement while inspiring employees to join in sharing the vision of the organization should be the ultimate goal of this frame. Bolman and Deal(Bolman and Deal 1997), summarized the definition of symbols used with in an organization as the "internal glue, helping participants cope, find meaning and play their role without reading the wrong lines, upstaging the lead actors, or confusing tragedy with comedy." In conclusion that an effective management is dependant upon how well managers are able to understand and utilizes the four frames. Reframing Organizations is, being able to change the environment, culture, and views of the organization while taking into account internal as well as external customers. Reframing involves change and being able to look at an organization from more than one perspective. According to Bolman and Deal(Bolman and Deal 1997), being able to shift from one lens to another makes situation manageable. Because of the "Organizational Big Bang" the informational revolution, the globalization of economies, the fall of " yesterdays' organizations, etc.) Organizations have been faced with the take of reframing their organizations in order to reduce the risk of failure. The task of reframing is not an easy task to accomplish but believes it offers a starting point and some helpful tips to areas to take a closer look at. "The ability to reframe experience enriches and broadens a manager's repertoire." Therefore A manager's frame of reference is his/her most enabling asset". ...read more.
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