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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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CHAPTER 8

Innovate Ways to Create That Preferred Future (Deliver)

“Modern management thought was born proclaiming that organizations are the triumph of the human imagination. As made and imagined, organizations are products of human interaction and mind rather than some blind expression of an underlying natural order. Deceptively simple yet so radical in implication, this insight is still shattering many beliefs—one of which is the longstanding conviction that bureaucracy, oligarchy, and other forms of hierarchical domination are inevitable.”

David Cooperrider, “Positive Image; Positive Action”

“Appreciative Inquiry is currently revolutionizing the field of organization development … it is a process of search and discovery designed to value, ...

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