A conceptual framework is a method for organizing ideas to solve problems in a particular domain that may include a vocabulary, model and a set of conventions. The use of conceptual frameworks is extremely common to solve everyday problems. For example, a football playbook can be considered a conceptual framework for the sport of American football.
The value of a conceptual framework is that it organizes information into a standard format that is specifically designed to achieve a goal such as winning a football game.
|Function||StrategyProblem SolvingDecision Making|
|Value||A conceptual framework may be standardized across an industry, profession or organization providing a common vocabulary and toolset to support business activities.|
|Common Pitfalls||Conceptual frameworks are meant to be useful tools that people want to use to solve problems. In some cases, frameworks are viewed as bureaucratic paperwork that go unused. |
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