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Appreciative Inquiry

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Appreciative inquiry (AI), an adaptation of action research developed by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastava in the 1980s, is an approach for organizational change that focuses on both inquiry and the positive aspects of an organization. The underlying principle is that the way we talk about a system—the stories we tell—can change the system. AI generally pursues a 4-D Cycle consisting of discovery, dream, design, and destiny phases.

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Cooperrider, D. L. & Whitney, D. (2005). Appreciative inquiry: A positive revolution in change. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). Appreciative inquiry handbook (2nd ed.). Brunswich, OH: Crown Custom ...

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