The true shape and nature of collaboration is not the social network - it is the value network.
Modeling collaborative work as a value network provides a way for people to quickly define their roles and exactly how they need to engage in any focused activity. People can better negotiate routine tasks. They can more effectively meet the challenges of working together as communities or industries. The mapping approach is intuitive and easy to learn, as it reflects the way people naturally negotiate their roles and responsibilities.
Why it works
In complex environments variation is not only a given – it is desirable. Yet, the constraints of process modeling and even organization charts are designed to drive out variation, not to support it.