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From Networking to Tensegrity Organization


From Networking to Tensegrity Organization

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Collection of papers arising from work in connection with the Goals, Processes and Indicators of Development (GPID) project of the United Nations University (UNU). Published under that title by the Union of International Associations (Brussels, 1984). [searchable PDF version]
Aspects of the points discussed in this volume are treated in the other four volumes of papers in the series: Policy Alternation for Development (1984), Patterns of Conceptual Integration (1984), Forms of Presentation and the Future of Comprehension (1984), and Transformative Conferencing (1984). These  themes  are also explored in the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (Munich,  K G Saur,  1985, ca 1500 pages).


I. Recognition of the problem [searchable PDF version]

II. Networking as an alternative [searchable PDF version]

III. Networks as a complement to systems [searchable PDF version]

IV. Enhancing network action [searchable PDF version]

V. Networking weaknesses and project failure [searchable PDF version]

VI. Tensing networks [searchable PDF version]

VII. Beyond networking to tensegrity organization [searchable PDF version]

Annexes [searchable PDF version]

  1. Inter-organization networking (by David Horton Smith)
  2. On facilitating networks for social change (by Peter and Trudy Johnson-Lenz)
  3. Groups and networks (by Yona Friedman)
  4. Human organisations

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