Nested Frameworks to Integrate Organizations

The discussion in Chapters 3 to 6 focused only on a single system, and therefore a single framework. Your bike shop has just one influence diagram, one framework with one set of aspirations and one strategy. Real situations, however, usually require multiple systems called nested frameworks. Nesting is a common concept. The focus in the emergent approach is how the nested frameworks work together:

1. Each nested system has its own unique and complete framework.

2. It is no one’s job to design or implement someone else’s strategy.

3. The parent framework is an external constraint on the child framework.

Nesting does not add layers of management. It is a recognition of layers that exist or ...

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