Frameworks for Collaboration

 Tibetan MS 42, leaves from a musical score' . Credit:  Wellcome Collection .  CC BY

Tibetan MS 42, leaves from a musical score' . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

 Labanotation – own work by  Inigolv  from Wikimedia Commons

Labanotation – own work by Inigolv from Wikimedia Commons

 Pelotica [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Pelotica [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

 Long Architectural Section – own work by  Letrunghau  - from Wikimedia Commons

Long Architectural Section – own work by Letrunghau - from Wikimedia Commons

Whenever we want people to collaborate on a complex project - each person contributing their own expertise - we find a way to share information about what we’re trying to create.

Whether the project is a religious ceremony; a dance; a film or a building, we have no problem with using simple, clear, shared notations that help everyone involved to understand what needs to be done without getting bogged down in the detail of how to do it.

We’re happy to let each person be responsible for the how, as long as it delivers the what we asked for (or better).

Why do we make it so hard for the people in our businesses to do the same?

Kirsten Gibbs