CHAPTER 8Dream: Visions and Voices of the Future

In the Appreciative Inquiry Dream phase, all members of the organization and its stakeholders engage in processes to envision the future of the organization. They discuss what they learned in Discovery and then go one step further—to imagine a more inspiring, positive, life-giving world and organization. In the process, they share rich personal dreams, describe and creatively enact collective dreams, and often write an organizational mission or purpose statement.


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Appreciative Inquiry dreaming lifts up the best of what has been and invites people to imagine it even better. It amplifies ...

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