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Why adopt a management framework?

Blog: Good eLearning

When it comes to managing a business, there is no sense in reinventing the wheel. Organizations are complex organisms with several complex functions being managed, aligned, and improved simultaneously as part of an ongoing process. It is extremely wasteful, not to mention arrogant, to believe a business can be optimized simply by learning through experience (assuming you’d even have the time to do so before being overtaken by competitors).

Luckily, there is no shortage of help out there. Business leaders have always worked to develop and champion tools and methodologies for optimizing efficiency, expenditure, employee morale, and so on. This has certainly continued into the modern business environment, where elements like project and program management, IT service management, change management, and others all compete for attention.

To equip themselves to survive and thrive, businesses will usually adopt one or several management frameworks. By studying and implementing a framework, businesses can learn to maintain a high-level perspective of their strategic direction while also optimizing projects and day-to-day operations. Employees can learn demonstrably effective practices and can even earn qualifications to enhance their own careers.

So, what exactly is a ‘framework’, and how can they benefit businesses?

What is a framework?

A framework is, essentially, a collection of tools, insight, and best practices on one or multiple areas of business management. They are usually backed up by international organizations and driven by feedback not only from leading experts but also practitioners dealing with new and exciting challenges within their day-to-day roles.

The term ‘framework’ is used somewhat loosely alongside others, such as ‘methodology’ and ‘approach’. While they all have the same goal of optimizing certain elements of a business, there are some distinct differences that are worth keeping in mind.

What they all have in common is their focus on key elements within a business. For example, many IT frameworks cover IT service management, day-to-day operations, support, software pipelines, and so on, or may only focus on a specific area. A company will typically utilize several complementary frameworks at once, and certain options like IT4IT can even be used to manage several under a single umbrella. 

Benefits of adopting a management framework

There are several perks to studying and implementing frameworks within a business. The most well-known frameworks achieve recognition because they are based on proven insight, years of experience, and feedback from practitioners who apply their skills to new challenges constantly. 

Some of the most significant short and long term benefits include:

Challenges of adopting a framework

Unfortunately, adopting a framework is not like simply flipping a switch. Businesses need to take an active and nurturing approach with framework implementation, making sure that they are properly utilized and receive adequate support. Even frameworks designed to be flexible and adaptive require guidance if a user expects to enjoy the full benefits.

Some of the most common challenges include:

Online training in management frameworks

Over the years, online training has evolved to the point that more and more businesses are eschewing traditional training altogether. Studying with an e-learning provider can allow companies to:

Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider with a diverse portfolio of fully accredited framework certification courses. We design each of our courses with help from leading subject matter experts, allowing us to fully equip candidates for both certification exams and what comes afterward. 

Students can access our courses for between six and 24 months from any web-enabled device thanks to the free Go.Learn app. Our LMS, The Learning Ecosystem, also facilitates this, making it easier for companies to upskill several candidates within a single program.

Each of our courses comes with a variety of online training assets. These include practice tests, knowledge checks, and instructor-led videos, as well as free downloadable resources, blogs, and webinars. Our support team is fully qualified to answer questions on course content, and once a student is ready for an exam, they can also contact us to receive a FREE exam voucher. We also offer free resits via Exam Pledge.

Want to find out more? Visit the Good e-Learning website, or contact a member of our team today!

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