Chapter SevenPrinciples for a Positive Revolution

Our undestanding of AI calls for a distinctive shift in human organizations and change. AI embodies both a philosophy and a methodology for change. In this chapter we present the five principles and scholarly streams of thought we consider central to AI. Familiarity with these principles will enable you to adapt Appreciative Inquiry to meet unique and challenging new situations and to create innovative practices of positive change.

The Constructionist Principle

The constructionist principle states the following:

Human knowledge and organizational destiny are interwoven. We are constantly involved in understanding and making sense of the people and world around us—doing strategic planning analysis, ...

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