Multiple Models of the Five Generic Core Processes of AI

In fact, these generic processes have already taken on the form of “AI process models” (the 5-D model, the 4-I model, the original AI model, etc.). Each of these existing “process models” draws attention to different parts of the five generic processes in a way that is helpful in seeing the variations that are possible.

The Original Cooperrider/Srivastva Model

When first introduced (Cooperrider & Srivastva, 1987) this “model” was part of the transition from thinking about AI as purely an approach to the building of generative theory to thinking about AI more directly as a process for intervening in and changing organizations. The model is shown in Figure 3.3.

Figure 3.3. Dimensions of ...

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