After reading the Knowledge Bazaar (pdf) where they interview McKinsey consultants I've been checking out the McKinseyQuarterly and finding some useful articles about Social Capitol in the workplace. The basis if that fundamentally people are resourceful and when different types of capitol are scares people find new ways to combine non-cash capitols and combine them in ways to solve their problem. The four invariants are:
1) People will always have new Problems
2) People will find new solutions based on what resources are available.
3) Based on the available resources we will choose the "Best Path"
4) For each individual the evaluation of what is best is deeply personal and different but to the individual it is completely clear to them that they chose the best option and itís the others that are screwed up. Or Locally life is Lorentz