If we generalize the workings of the bee farm we can draw this diagram:
The arrows in the diagram above are a little misleading because it looks like there is a bi-directional flow that can occur at any point in time. In reality there is a ordered flow:
- The process starts with the Community / Raw Material team creating something that is of value to the community (bee hives and feed in the case of the beekeeper).
- The community (acting in their own best interest) behaves in such a way that one of the natural outputs of their activity is beneficial to the company.
- The raw materials created as a result of the community's activity is processed by the 'Go To Market' team into a whole product that is easy for customers to consume.
- The customers, in paying for the product, fund the addition of reasources to the community team.
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