Welcome to the Value Network Space platform



Our current aim within VNS is four fold:-

A  To help people adapt, mindfully, to transition from the “old way” of working to the “new way” - in other words, to cope with change and transformation.

B To provide the basic underpinnings of collaborative working (via Metisa).

C To apply these to specific challenges (via Cataleyes).

D To show that this is within the remit of anyone at whatever level they participate in an organization.


Opening  assertions:- 

The management paradox exposes the fact that people hate to be managed, neurologically, and reveals the illusion of control (WST tool).

An agile organisation is  largely founded on acknowledging human nature and granting personal autonomy (WST tool).

Real success arises through catalytic leadership and the orchestration / choreography of business ecosystems (WST, VES tools). 

But first, master the art of formulating “Essential”  business models (VES tool).


Note: The phrase “Value Network” and application was inspired by Clayton Christensen’s and co-author’s “The Innovator's Dilemma” and “The Innovator's Solution” publications.


David Meggitt                               Christie Sarri
BSc CEng MICE MCMI FRSA                    MEng MSc CEng (UK, GR, IT) MICE MBA
(Retd. MIMC MInstD MIHT)



We are both Professional Chartered Civil Engineers who met in London at a symposium in 2011 and subsequently conducted business as an LLP between 2012 and 2022. We now act as custodians of the Value Exchange System. Simultaneously, Christie runs her design and construction consultancy in Crete, and David “choreographs / orchestrates” the Brigade of core Participants within VNS from London.

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A peer reviewed Technical paper for the flagship journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers that introduced the value network approach to the profession has the following summary:-

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Concept sketch for showing the relative significance of Formal and Informal contributions during the "Maturity Cycle" of an enterprise.



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National Infrastructure Planning

Identifying and formulating projects that fit coherently with the national "will" is a complex affair. Even if a formal process be established, implementing it is complicated.

To illustrate, in the 1980's, a major kingdom in the Middle East used over 5,500 information elements in the preparation of its five year plan, where a single information element could consist of many tables of subject data or accompanying reports.  

The corresponding information flows (developed by this…

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In the late 1980's, strategic planning was the new replacement for the moribund corporate planning of earlier decades.

In 1988, the then Business Development Director of Y J Lovell Holdings PLC sanctioned a review for the Group of key information needs, resulting in a report and recommendations for the "Cultivation of use by staff of information of strategic value." This was undertaken on condition its findings could be made public to the industry when…

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For some, Christmas is a time for renewing relationships and deepening those we allow to flourish. 

Christians have some rather special relationships to consider, and we can use value networks to help illuminate these. This blog focuses on the Trinity - a key model we have of God.

Some history: in the 2nd century AD, the first major Christian theologian, Tertullian, a Carthaginian who thought and wrote in Latin, coined the term Trinitas. He had some pretty deep…

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Moral Sentiments

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said in an address in St Paul's Catheral, London on Tuesday, 31st March:-

"Markets need morals.

The reason I have been long fascinated by Adam Smith, who came from my home town of Kirkcaldy, is that he recognised that the invisible hand of the market had to be accompanied by the helping hand of society, that he argued the flourishing of moral sentiments comes before and is the foundation of the wealth of nations.…

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