The creators of frameworks are often referred to as architects, as in a framework architect. Interestingly, you can view a risk framework similarly to how you view architecture. Complex buildings are often seen as ugly. A building that is complex looking and stands alone in the sky often brings much criticism. The Crown Casino, Barangaroo in Sydney, the Pixel Building in Melbourne or my personal favourite the Orbit Tower in London. Whereas a simple, straightforward building, standing alone, often fails to catch the eye but at the same time if it is integrated into the urban landscape it can be a beautiful thing. Well suited to its environment and easy on the eye.
A well designed risk framework is like the stand alone building that is beautifully integrated into the urban landscape. It does the job and is hardly noticed because it turns risk management into simply “The way we do things around here.”
Consider the behaviours of staff in relation to your framework. Now, which quadrant of the diagram below would they assign to.