Value Networks and Collaboration
* Book: Value Networks and Collaboration. Verna Allee (with Olivier Schabe). ValueNetworks.com, 2011
"We are publishing the details of conducting a Value Network Analysis (VNA) as a non-proprietary methodology. This means it can more readily meet the open method requirements of standards bodies. We encourage adoption of the method in its full integrity - as a method and framework for business modeling."
From the introduction:
"Work life is completely changing as social networking and collaboration platforms allow a more human-centric way of organizing work. Yet work design tools, structures, processes, and systems are not evolving as rapidly, and in many cases are simply inadequate to support the new flexible and networked ways of working.
Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration meets this challenge head on with a systemic, human-network approach to managing business operations and ecosystems. Value network modeling and analytics provide better support for collaborative, emergent work and complex activities.
With examples from everyday work teams through complex large-scale networks, this book simply and coherently lays out the new basics of collaborative work design and value creating networks. It explains the underlying concepts and shows how to map, analyze, and leverage value networks in a way that supports high social values and ethical practices - and achieves fast business results."