Look at the wall of your office. Imagine that those frames
around your diplomas or artwork are not frames at all, but windows
in a façade built in front of your wall. Behind the façade is a wonderful
tapestry of images, but you can only see the ones that your frames
– your windows – leave visible to you.
However, if I am standing in a different place in the room, if
I have a different perspective, I will see a different part of the tapestry
through the very same frame/window.
This idea of perspective is absolutely vital to
understanding individual differences in
standards of what is true and correct.
If a senior member of an organization makes a very public
ethical blunder, it can profoundly shake the entire organization. The
Frameworks™ construct of windows and perspectives can help people
throughout the organization make sense of how someone they held
in such esteem could make a such an obvious mistake -- one that even
the most junior member of the organization knows is inherently wrong.
Our Frameworks™ program explains perspectives in a
wonderfully resounding way. Through meaningful conversation, it
guides groups to arrive at mutual understanding and trust. It gives a
structure for organizations to examine such slippery topics as how
Spirit leads to Identity, which inspires Action – sometimes virtuous
action, sometimes not.
Frameworks™ is an excellent tool for expanding the topic of
Ethics to a discussion of Core Values. It allows a group to establish a set
of value norms for itself and explore the differences between its
espoused values and its enacted or currently demonstrated values.
It is also a tremendously effective lens for examing the Diversity
landscape of an organization. It illustrates the "Differences That Make A
Difference" concept that is the basis for Vector's workplace diversity
It is equally useful for making numerous other cultural adjustments:
moving a culture toward more customer focus, greater service velocity,
enhanced teamwork, etc.
All of these concepts are part of the Physical Environment factor
from our Fundamental Principle of Human Performance™ model. We can
show you how Culture, Ethics, Values, and Diversity directly contribute
to a person’s performance – how they can hinder that performance or