Bolman And Deal's Four Frames Analysis

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Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal discuss four frames through which organizations can be viewed: structural, human resources, political, and symbolic. Each of these frames have very different characteristics, but can be present at the same time within an organization. The structural frame focuses on how an organization is structured, including the various rules and procedures organization members must follow in their daily operations. The human resources frame focuses on the interrelationships between people as well as their needs. This frame is meant to ensure that human needs are being met as well as the organization’s. The political frame is heavily focused on conflict and power. The core issue in this frame is the allocation of resources. Finally, the symbolic frame is mainly about interpretation. Stories, myths, symbols, and culture are all extremely important in the symbolic frame.

This essay addresses the extent to which Bolman and Deal’s four organizational frames are found in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Below, each frame is addressed independently beginning with a description of the key aspects of that frame. This description is then followed by an analysis how the frames are applied at Hogwarts. Finally, this essay assesses whether the frames are being properly used and where improvements are
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This example is the creation of Dumbledore’s Army. This alliance formed as a coalition against the policies of Professor Dolores Umbridge who had been sent by the Ministry of Magic to oversee the school. Students did not agree with her policy against teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts, so they decided to meet in secret. However, this turned into an underground movement to undermine her authority. Together, these students had very little in common other than their hatred of a single professor and their wish to have her

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