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Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change: A Third Edition by Arielle Sullivan, Roland L. Sullivan, Jacqueline M. Stavros, William J. Rothwell

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THE PRINCIPLES OF APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY

Appreciative Inquiry has, as an underlying guide to practice, a set of five original principles and an overall guiding principle of “wholeness.” The practice of AI is a post-modern perspective, for OD is rooted and grounded in these principles. While the 4-D Model (Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver/Destiny) for applying AI is useful as a systematic approach, it is important to understand that variations on, or even alternatives to, this model (such as the AI 5-D Model) will inevitably emerge as each organization takes the AI approach and makes it its own. Once grounded in the AI principles, organizations inevitably become generative and creative, leading to even more innovation in the use and form of ...

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