Our Frameworks and Methods

At Management Systems, we have devoted more than 35 years to developing research-based empirically validated practical methodologies and frameworks to build sustainably successful organizations. 

Our research and work with organizations is driven to answer three key questions of concern to leaders of all organizations:

  1. What is required to build a successful organization?
  2. Why are some organizations successful while others fail, even when they are in the same business?
  3. What can be done to increase the chances of long-term organizational success and decrease the risks of failure?

Our research and experience in addressing these issues has led to the development of a set of Frameworks and Methods (each described in more detail for you – just click the appropriate tab) – for managing the key dimensions that contribute to organizational success: 

The Pyramid of Organizational Development™ identifies the seven critical factors that determine long-term organizational success.

Stages of Organizational Growth are seven predictable stages of organizational development, with each stage having specific challenges that must be met if an organization is to continue its success.

Growing Pains are indicators of organizational health and the extent to which an organization is experiencing growing pains has a direct link to financial performance.

Management Systems’ Strategic Planning Method consists of six steps that result in the effective development and implementation of a plan that serves as a guide for the how the organization will move from “where it is” to “where it needs to be.”

Management Systems’ Performance Management framework consists of eight “components” that when properly linked significantly increase the probability that you, your company, and the individuals on your team will achieve their goals.

The Pyramid of Management and Leadership Development™ and Management Systems’ Three Factor Approach to Management and Leadership Development identify the most critical drivers of managerial and leadership success.

The Leadership Molecule™ identifies the strategic leadership functions that need to be performed by a company’s senior leadership and how these functions need to come together in the senior executive team.

Management Systems’ Culture Management framework identifies the five critical dimensions of culture that must be managed by all companies and the steps that need to be taken to identify and effectively manage these dimensions.

Management Systems’ Organizational Structure framework defines structure in terms of three “levels” and identifies key structural analysis and design criteria.

Management Systems’ Leading Change Model identifies four phases in the change process and provides guidance for how to effectively be a “leader” of change.

These frameworks are used as the basis for the Tools we use to help you identify your organization’s strengths and opportunities to improve and implement the organizational systems and management capabilities required for continuing sustainable success.