What is Systems Theory?

The Sectors of Society graphic depicts a Systems Theory approach to building the new world. Look carefully into the image and you will see a White Web that links the 11 Sectors. The Web represents the concept of “tensegrity” pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, and it illustrates the organic connections among all the Sectors.

The Sector of Society image also illustrates the reality that all the Sectors are interdependent, interrelated, and inherently bonded together for maximum strength and resilience.

This cross-sector bond, when acknowledged and applied to the social sciences, leads to a non-linear understanding of humanity’s trajectory – a path with the potential for exponential growth in all Sectors of Society.

At the center of the graphic is the “HUB” – the creative space where the evolutionary impulse is the greatest and the potential for social synergy is the strongest. The HUB is where all aspects of life meet, merge, and unify!

On Location at the Peace Pentagon

Philip Hellmich
Director of Peace at The Shift Network

Are You Operating in a Silo?

Silos of Interest

“The classical worldview was atomistic and individualistic; it viewed objects as separate from their environments and people as separate from each other and from their surroundings. The systems view perceives connections and communications between people, and between people and nature, and emphasizes community and integrity in both the natural and the human world.”

~ Ervin Lazlo

Many of us are working hard to build an advanced civilization for all of humanity, but we tend to operate only in our favorite Sector (i.e., in a “silo”). As a result, we don’t take the time – or have the time! – to keep abreast of exciting developments occurring in other Sectors that will enhance our creativity and social innovation.

Because the Peace Pentagon HUB incorporates a non-linear, integrative, and full-spectrum approach, the model fosters dynamic and exponential growth across all Sectors – making the HUB a central portal through which Members can quickly see what’s current and emerging within all Sectors of Society.

Join the HUB and start Collaborating!

HUBs are popping up all over the world to connect the millions of people who share pluralistic and progressive values. Join the HUB and become a Member of an action-oriented community of visionaries. The Member Menu lists the features and benefits of membership.