What is a framework?


What do you do when you encounter any difficulties? Would you like to organize the problem and work from scratch to solve it? There will of course be such an approach. However, it is not a very efficient method.

Most problems have some similar precedents and solutions by ancestors. And by using the wisdom of those ancestors, the problem can be solved more smoothly and without oversight (although not all problems can be solved).

Such wisdom of ancestors is sometimes called “examples” at first, but it is called a framework when it is more categorized, organized and accumulated. It can be said that the framework is a framework that generalizes the problem and puts together a fixed set of solutions.

For example, a management framework means an analysis of the current state of the company, an analysis of the direction to be advanced, a guideline for analyzing the profit structure in the industry, and a basic theory.

 The five-force analysis that analyzes the industry structure by dividing it into five competitive factors and the SWOT analysis that tries to analyze the company from internal / external factors are famous.

 You can think of a framework as a formula in mathematics. However, the difference from mathematics is that the answer is not always one.

 Depending on the framework used, the answers (conclusions) that can be obtained may differ, and in the first place the framework should be used properly depending on the situation and surrounding environment.