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APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY: Change at the Speed of Imagination, SECOND EDITION by Ralph Kelly, Bernard Mohr, Jane Magruder Watkins

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Case Story

Using the SOAR Framework at Aerospace Alliant International (AAI)

By Jacqueline M. Stavros

Focus of the Appreciative Inquiry

Strategic planning (SOAR framework), cultural transformation, and alignment were the focus of the AI. (SOAR is the AI version of the traditional SWOT analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.)

Case Overview

SOAR is a profoundly positive framework used for strategic thinking, dialoging, and analyzing that allows a person, team, or organization to create a strategy and/or strategic plan to construct its future through collaboration, shared understanding, and a commitment to action. SOAR stands for Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results.

In this case study, the SOAR framework integrates ...

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