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Overview of Framing

Describing Framing

Here are some examples of Framers describing their strength and defining what Framing means to them

My talent is putting issues into context that helps others to see situations clearly

I have never been afraid to make decisions when there’s a crisis

I am quick and incisive in forming my views of an issue

It’s about cutting through the crap to get to what really matters to my team

Framing in your work place

Here are some of the ways Framers use their strengths at work to have impact

Framers are quick to absorb and process information so that effective decisions can be made

They reduce uncertainties in situations so that others can take action

Focusing attention on the key issues that need to be addressed in order to make progress

Framers help create clarity about objectives and ensure that people understand their role in a project or situation

Opportunities for Framing

Here are some ideas about opportunities to use Framing at work

Any role that requires a ‘trouble-shooter’ to get to the heart of a problem

Crisis situations where decisions need to be made quickly

Chaotic situations where people can’t see a clear way forward

Leading teams that are stuck in old ways of operating that are no longer effective

Barriers for framing

Here are some situations that Framers might find frustrating or demotivating and wish to approach differently or keep away from


Meetings where the focus is on communication rather than decision making

Teams that have been through a tough time and are now seeking to consolidate and take time to reenergise