Business Frameworks and Management Tools


Frameworks provide a structured environment for focused content. The basic "frame" is an organizer that provides dedicated space for ideas. Sometimes, these frameworks can be used by simply talking through each part, but the visual aspect is important for comprehension and retention. Whether the frameworks are used in a conference room with many voices, or are used by an individual, the purpose stays clear.

Why Use Frameworks?

Storyboard That has put together some frameworks commonly used in the business world to make sure you and your company stay on track.

Business Tools and Frameworks

The 5 Whys

Problems or unexpected things happen every day. Identifying underlying causes and addressing those issues can make a huge difference in efficiency.

Read our full article, The 5 Whys, to learn more about getting to the bottom of it all.

PEST Analysis

PEST stands for Political, Economic, Social, Technological and is used for environmental scanning of a current , new, or changing market.

Read more in the PEST Analysis article.

Porter's 5 Forces of Competition

Evaluate your company's position in a competitive market by using the Five Forces of Competition as popularized by Michael Porter.

Read more in our article about Porter's Five Forces.

SWOT Analysis

The SWOT Analysis is a widely used tool designed to look for positive and negative factors or issues both internally and externally.

Read more about the SWOT Analysis.

The Johari Window

Use the Johari Window framework for team building activities, self-reflection, sharing information, and more.

Learn more in The Johari Window.

Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats

"Put your thinking hat on!" Which one? Take a new approach to a brainstorming session or a discussion by using different kinds of thinking.

Find out more about Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats in the full article.

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