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Organizational Development and Alignment

Organizational Development and Alignment
The Tensegrity Mandala Framework

May 2013 | 296 pages | SAGE Response
Organizational Development and Alignment: The Tensegrity Mandala Framework takes a close look at the underlying axioms of Organization Design and Alignment that have not only proliferated rigid structures and oppressive hierarchies, but also have rendered employees worldwide as mere instruments and dehumanized the organizational context.

By looking at an organizational system as inherently a Tensegrity structure, an architectural paradigm vitalized by Buckminster Fuller, the book offers the reader insights into the dynamic tensions, role-holding, and dialog possibilities that pervade the modern organization across stakeholders such as investors, customers, employees and the ecology.

By containing the organization as a ‘Mandala’, a dynamic force field with arrays of polarities and counter-pulls that burden the leadership, it explicates the various dilemmas that are contained within, and offers insights into design, policies, culture and role-effectiveness. The Tensegrity Mandala empowers the organization of today towards reflexivity and transformation. It serves as a blueprint for growth, organization development, dialog, and institutionalizing leadership.
Foreword Indira J Parikh  
Introducing the New Paradigm-The Tensegrity Mandala  
Evolving the Tensegrity Mandala-Tenets and Axioms  
Enlivening the Tensegrity Mandala-Introducing Twelve Nodal Roles and Leadership Roles  
Organization Identity-Explicating the Shadows within  
Application Set 1: Organizational Diagnosis-Explicating the Pluralistic Realities within  
Application Set 2: From Diagnosis to Intervention Design: Architecting Business Processes towards Organizational Effectiveness  
Application Set 3: Intervention Design-Transformation, Change, and Creating Viable Culture  
The Dharmic Organization: Integrating the Voice of Gaia  
References and Select Bibliography  

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Gagandeep Singh

Gagandeep Singh is Principal Consultant and Director at FLAME TAO Knoware. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Fellow with Sumedhas Academy of Human Context, Singh works with global and Indian organizations on Alignment, Strategy, and Organizational Transformation. More About Author

Raghu Ananthanarayanan

Raghu Ananthanarayanan is founder, Sumedhas Academy for Human Process, and Chief Consultant and Director at Flame TAO Knoware. He is a postgraduate in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a leading consultant to several blue chip companies—Indian as well as multinational. More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132110606