structural frame

The structural frame refers to an organizational approach that focuses on the formal roles and relationships in the organization through which expectations of others and exahnges between them are sanctioned (Boleman & Deal, 2008, pp. 47 - 50).

Source: Bolman, L.G. & Deal, T. E. (2009) Reframing organizations: artistry, choice and leadership (Fourth edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.