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Reframing Organizations Introduction, Part 2: Human Resources

LD500 Leadership - Fuller
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Susan L. Maros

on 29 September 2018

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Transcript of Reframing Organizations Introduction, Part 2: Human Resources

Structural
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Reframing Organizations
Human Resources
Symbolic
Political
Organization's Purpose
Emphasis:
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.
Metaphors:
Factory, machine, building
Leader's Purpose
To make decisions.
To get things done.
Structure Frame in Christianity
Example:
Steve Jobs: Organizational Structure
Assumptions:
Coach Carter, 2005
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The Incredibles, 2004
Example:
Social architect
Values:
Efficiency, productivity
Congregation as organization.
God as King and Sovereign Lord.
Preaching: exegetical
Teaching: lecture
Biblical Models
Nehemiah
Jethro (Exodus 18)
Centurion (Matthew 8)
Styles
Theological Assumptions
Someone has to decide
Deciding is the same thing as accomplishing
Organizations work best when they operate "rationally"
Emphasis:
Relationships and needs of individuals.
Metaphors:
Family, flock
Example:
Assumptions:
The Company Man, 2010
Example:
Parent, shepherd
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.
Preaching: topical
Teaching: practicum, small groups
Biblical Models
Good Shepherd
Barnabas
Styles
Theological Assumptions
Emphasis:
Power to set the agenda and distribute scarce resources.
Metaphors:
Jungle, arena
Assumptions:
Hunter, gladiator
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.
Preaching: persuasion
Teaching: role play, simulation
Biblical Models
Mordecai
Wisdom literature
Styles
Theological Assumptions
Key skills: networking, building coalitions, negotiating.
Game of Thrones, Season 2 Episode 3 "What Is Dead May Never Die"
Denice Frohman - Accents
Emphasis:
Meaning-making and culture formation.
Metaphors:
Theater, temple, garden
Example:
Assumptions:
Howard Schultz Interview: Maintaining Values
Example:
Actor, prophet, gardener
Narratives define people.
Narratives define communities.
Symbolic Frame in Christianity
Congregation as culture.
God as Teacher, Prophet.
Preaching: theological story-telling
Teaching: meaning-making
Biblical Models
Nathan
Jeremiah
Styles
Theological Assumptions
Example:
Regarding Power:
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.
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