Any topic (writer’s choice)
In the Module 1 SLP, you will write a 3- to 4-page paper in which you will apply the Structural Frame to the organization in which you are currently employed (or in which you have worked previously).
Overview of the LED599 SLP Sequence
Before we begin the Module 1 SLP, two very important and related points should be emphasized, as they are fundamental to an understanding of the Module 1 SLP:
All four frames can be used to assess any given organization, because all organizations have structural, human resources, political, and symbolic characteristics; and
Different leaders use lenses or frames through which they view their organizations. Certain leaders will tend to use one frame predominantly, while others tend to be more balanced, choosing one of the frames depending on the circumstances. The important point here is that there is no right frame through which a leader should or must view any given organization or any particular set of organizational circumstances. At the same time, it is helpful for a leader to understand which frame (or frames) he/she is actively using. It is also critical that leaders be aware that there are four frames not one and that the use of others may be beneficial to effective sensemaking as well (importantly, this helps leaders to better avoid organizational blind spots).