These brief notes were originally circulated to members of ‘The Leading Edge’, a London-based network of professional consultants in the field of organisation development. The paper raises some of the fundamental questions which have to be tackled if a personally supportive and professionally developmental peer network for OD consultants is to be evolved in the world of increasing institutional stress anticipated in the coming decades. Although initially field specific, the issues raised are crucially related to peer-network development in a wide variety of fields. The proposal is made that networks of the future should be characterised not by the inter-relationships of individuals, but by the networking of small cells, or supportive primary groups.