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Constructive Discourse and Human Organization : Advances in Appreciative Inquiry - Michel Avital

Constructive Discourse and Human Organization

Advances in Appreciative Inquiry

By: Michel Avital (Editor), David L. Cooperrider (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th May 2004
ISBN: 9780762308927
Number Of Pages: 357

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Appreciative Inquiry has touched and affected the life of thousands who apply its principles in a wide range of settings including industry, government, spiritual and not-for-profit organizations.
The Advances in Appreciative Inquiry series advocates an organizational science that focuses on advancing a scholarship of positive human organizations, positive relationships and positive modalities of change, which promise to be of world benefit for individuals, organizations and communities. The book series is dedicated to building such a discipline through the advancement of Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to organizational inquiry and human development, and through the interdisciplinary articulation of non-deficit theories of positive change processes in human systems. Guided by the ethos of Appreciative Inquiry, the book series supports a relentless inquiry into the true, the good, the better and the possible. It is dedicated to advancing a "scholarship of the positive" and "positive scholarship."
The book series aims to facilitate an emergent dialogue within the social sciences and to support innovative and challenging work. Setting the stage for the series, the first volume, Constructive Discourse and Human Organization, revolves around three main themes: We Live in Worlds Our Questions Create, Appreciative Discourse and Narrative, and The Design of Inquiring Systems.

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List of Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Advances in Appreciative Inquiry-Constructive Discourse and Human Organizationp. xi
Extension of Relatedness
Appreciative Inquiry as Dialogue: Generative and Transformativep. 3
Appreciative Inquiry in the Age of the Networkp. 29
What Knowledge Management Systems Designers Can Learn from Appreciative Inquiryp. 57
Paradox and Organizational Change: The Transformative Power of Hermeneutic Appreciationp. 77
Activation and Elevation of Inquiry
With Our Questions We Make the Worldp. 105
Appreciative Inquiry and the Elevation of Organizational Consciousnessp. 125
Appreciative Narratives as Leadership Research: Matching Method to Lensp. 147
Toward a Pedagogy of Appreciationp. 171
Ap-Praise-Al: An Appreciative Approach to Program Evaluationp. 193
New Metaphors of Positive Change
The Psychophysiology of Appreciation in the Workplacep. 217
Underlying Ritual Practices of the Appreciative Inquiry Summit: Toward a Theory of Sustained Appreciative Changep. 241
Feedback from the Positive Question--The Integration of Appreciative Inquiry with Survey Feedback: From Corporate to Global Culturesp. 263
The 'Artful Creation' of Positive Anticipatory Imagery in Appreciative Inquiry: Understanding the 'Art of' Appreciative Inquiry as Aesthetic Discoursep. 283
Sustaining Positive Change: Inviting Conversational Convergence Through Appreciative Leadership and Organization Designp. 309
Appreciative Inquiry in Transformative Public Dialoguep. 337
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ISBN: 9780762308927
ISBN-10: 0762308923
Series: Advances in Appreciative Inquiry : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 357
Published: 6th May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.41  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.71