Week 27

The Networked Organization

A Model for the Twenty-First Century


Peter Drucker discusses the nature of network organizations and the prerequisites for making this organizational form effective within society and within specific organizations. It is a very demanding organizational form but one that is increasingly required by the organizations of our society. An application of the network is then discussed by Rick Warren and Peter Drucker as the new organizational form at Saddleback.

A networked organization is one that operates within a system of interdependent organizations for the purpose of achieving objectives that are agreeable to partner organizations. In our published research examining the behavior of twenty-three ...

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