The Competing Values Framework

The Competing Values Framework (CVF) is the result of over 25 years of academic research and testing. It is a broadly applicable model that fosters successful leadership, improves organizational effectiveness and promotes value creation. The premise of the CVF is that there are four basic competing values within every enterprise: Collaborate, Create, Compete and Control. These values compete in a very real sense for a corporation’s limited resources (funding, time, and people). How leadership responds to the tension created between these competing values will shape a company’s culture, practices, products, and ultimately, how they innovate and grow.

Click here for a video overview of the Competing Values Framework from Professors Jeff DeGraff and Bob Quinn.

Click here for an overview guide to the Competing Values Framework.