The Four Characteristics of GSNs
A Global Solutions Network has four characteristics.
- Addresses a Global Problem
A GSN addresses problems of broad global importance, but does not have to be global in scope.
- Engages Diverse Stakeholders
A GSN is made up of diverse stakeholders, beyond one nation state.
- Exploits the Digital Revolution
A GSN leverages social media, big data, data analytics, mobile, geospaciality, the
- Self-organizes and Self-governs
A GSN is not controlled by a state or state-based institution.
There is growing evidence that we need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, but now have come to the end of their life cycles. There is no more important of these than our institutions for global problem solving. — Don Tapscott