Succeed in the Value Network space .....

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Value networks; THE way to organise.

Thinking and acting with a "value network" perspective presents participants with a unique opportunity for getting into the flow. It helps you to achieve win-win outcomes in most situations, particularly in business, and guides you in the adoption of new mind sets to become fit for purpose in challenging environments.

There are three steps.

1) Seek out the formal processes that cross functional silos and other hierarchical boundaries. Identify what each participating group is designed to contribute as tangible deliverables.


2) Ask, "How do we really do the work around here?" Identify the informal social networks that provided the basis for relationship building and sharing of information, co-creating knowledge and the transmission of other favours without expecting immediate payback.


3) Be still, reflect, meditate/pray and be open to the energy that transforms disorder into order. Judge whether it is energy that destroys or builds for the future. ( See, for example, how to relate this to credit crunch issues here)


With this trinity of flows, be ready to transform your relationships and effectiveness with others whether in community, enterprises, regions, globally.

Optionally, inject some spirit into affairs, using whatever source inspires you or you are open to.

Note how your capabilities are enhanced and how behaviour changes.

Notes: Acknowledgement is given to the Verna Allee and Oliver Schwabe for the ideas behind the NetMat TM approach to visualising value networks, and Joan Bird for many conversations about energy in networks.

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Comment by David Meggitt on July 8, 2009 at 12:18
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has developed an extensive body of work describing the optimal experience - the state in which creative energy flows freely and effortlessly. His work describes that what people did to achieve the flow experience varied dramatically: while some people enjoyed working with their hands, others enjoyed hanging around motor cycle gangs.

But how they enjoyed themselves was similar. When they performed activities which engaged their minds and feelings, they would enter flow. This occurred when the following conditions were met:
Closure
Focus
Clear targets
Response
Fulfilling
Unselfconscious
Expanded time

This creative peak is experienced by everyone at some time:

Athletes refer to being in the zone
Comedians call it being on a roll
Musicians call it getting into the groove
(See here for a great example of a conversation about value networks being in the groove)
Psychologists call it flow or optimal experience

(Extracted from "Five star mind" Tom Wujec, 1995 ISBN: 0-384-41462-5)
Comment by David Meggitt on July 8, 2009 at 12:20
Boeing achieved "flow" with 200 engineers in transforming work flow practices over two days to create a sixfold increase in productivity.
Comment by David Meggitt on February 3, 2010 at 20:46
For a comprehensive formulation of the combination of formal and informal networks see Dr Charles Ehin at http://www.unmanagement.com/
Comment by David Meggitt on April 20, 2010 at 15:43
BEING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT:is where we create both the past and the future through our observations in the now. See what Matisse painted in is "Red Studio." The clock has no hands, the perspectives are both present and absent in a strange flat reality.


Comment by David Meggitt on May 5, 2010 at 8:03
It's valuing, stupid! Valuing each other and valuing contribution!
Comment by David Meggitt on July 2, 2010 at 10:58
Prepared as a poster for the "Innovate to Survive:Engineers for a One Planet Future" conference on 28/29 June 2010 at the Institution of Civil Engineers by Melody Khadem-Sameni a PhD Student at Southampton University...

Comment by David Meggitt on July 12, 2010 at 14:41
Also, honour differences arising from gender.... when did the meaning we attach to events and trends become significant?

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