THE SOAR FRAMEWORK
What Is SOAR?
SOAR is a strengths-based framework with a participatory approach to strategic analysis, strategy development, and organizational change (see Figure 18.1
). The SOAR framework enhances and guides strategic planning and implementation processes with its positive guiding approach to inquire
into the organization’s strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and measurable results; imagine
the organization’s desired future; innovate
strategies, plans, systems, designs, and structures; and implement
the strategy innovations developed in the three previous phases to build a sustainable culture.
The appreciative paradigm led to shifting to a new acronym to support strategic analysis, evolving SWOT into SOAR. The traditional ...