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Reframing Organizations Introduction, Part 2: Human Resources
Transcript of Reframing Organizations Introduction, Part 2: Human Resources
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To accomplish goals (usually as sequenced objectives).
Defines the organization (and everyone in it) terms of roles and responsibilities: cogs in a machine.
Distribution and coordination of tasks.
Factory, machine, building
To make decisions.
To get things done.
Structure Frame in Christianity
Steve Jobs: Organizational Structure
Coach Carter, 2005
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The Incredibles, 2004
Congregation as organization.
God as King and Sovereign Lord.
Jethro (Exodus 18)
Centurion (Matthew 8)
Someone has to decide
Deciding is the same thing as accomplishing
Organizations work best when they operate "rationally"
Relationships and needs of individuals.
The Company Man, 2010
Organizations exist to serve human need.
People are the organization's greatest resource.
Human Relations Frame in Christianity
Congregation as people of God.
God as Father, Good Shepherd.
Teaching: practicum, small groups
Power to set the agenda and distribute scarce resources.
Organizations are made up of individuals and factions with different interests.
Enduring differences and scarce resources ensure conflict will be central to daily life and make power the most important asset.
Political Frame in Christianity
Congregation as a social force.
God as Advocate.
Teaching: role play, simulation
Key skills: networking, building coalitions, negotiating.
Game of Thrones, Season 2 Episode 3 "What Is Dead May Never Die"
Denice Frohman - Accents
Meaning-making and culture formation.
Theater, temple, garden
Howard Schultz Interview: Maintaining Values
Actor, prophet, gardener
Narratives define people.
Narratives define communities.
Symbolic Frame in Christianity
Congregation as culture.
God as Teacher, Prophet.
Preaching: theological story-telling
The political frame is problematic because getting and keeping power is antithetical to Christian leadership.
People use symbols on a daily basis.
Symbols create culture.
Managing culture-creation makes or breaks leadership.