We can infer some form of meaning to where a component is placed but that invokes some form of hidden anchor and position which we’re not describing
A fair point.
swardley
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Most business maps have at least one hidden anchor — possibly 2:

Anchor 1 — the mapmaker (always make sure to put yourself, or the components you own, in a strategic position, such as the centre holding everything together, the top directing from above, or the bottom carrying everyone else!)

Anchor 2 — the more astute mapmaker also gives suitable prominence to other actors considered politically important in the organisation, the CEO, perhaps, or the marketing function, or in an organisation that prides itself on customer focus, the customer.

Like the compass and the scale, these are not always shown explicitly, but the implicit choices of placement, orientation, closeness and boundaries are just as revealing.