Chapter EightConditions for Success: The Liberation of Power

For nearly two decades, we have watched as organizations and communities around the globe have experienced extraordinary transformations using Appreciative Inquiry for organization and social change. Several years ago, having tracked this consistent success in Nutrimental Foods, GTE, Hunter Douglas WFD, and others, Appreciative Inquiry consultants and authors Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom began wondering what created the conditions for Al’s success. More specifically, they began asking, Why do people get so excited and want to participate in Appreciative Inquiry? Why does participation so readily lead to positive results, such as innovation, productivity, employee satisfaction, ...

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