CHAPTER 10Destiny: Inspired Action and Improvisation

Destiny—the final phase of the Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle—is three-dimensional. The first dimension is recognition and celebration of what has been learned and transformed in the process to date. This dimension supports the unplanned, improvisational changes that have already sprouted throughout the organization. The second dimension is the initiation of cross-functional, cross-level projects and Innovation Teams (one of the more common forms of an AI Learning Team) that together launch a wide range of goal-driven, action-oriented changes. And the third dimension is the systemic application of Appreciative Inquiry to programs, processes, and systems throughout the entire organization, enhancing ...

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