ISBN 9788132110606,Organizational Development and Alignment : The Tensegrity Mandala Framework

Organizational Development and Alignment : The Tensegrity Mandala Framework



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132110606

ISBN-10 8132110609

Hard Back

Number of Pages 292 Pages
Language (English)


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 dialogue 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, dialogue and institutionalizing leadership. Product Description About the Author 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. 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.