The competing values framework & Culture Contract [Quinn & NOBL]

A roadmap for navigating cultural polarities

The competing values framework was developed by Robert E. Quinn and John Rohrbaugh as they searched for criteria that predict if an organization performs effectively. Their empirical studies identified two dimensions that enabled them to classify various organizations' “theory of effectiveness”. The first dimension (flexible/focused) differentiates an emphasis on flexibility, discretion, and dynamism from an emphasis on stability, order, and…