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The role of appreciative inquiry in meeting the challenges of the next decade (English version)

  • Patricia LUSTIG


    (Patricia Lustig is a SAMI Fellow and enjoys a varied career in high tech and energy industries and academia specialising in strategy, its implementation and leadership development, helping organisations and communities to develop and grow. She has been using Appreciative Inquiry since 1995 in her work. She is also an Executive Fellow at Henley Business School and a Director of LASA Development UK Ltd. She can be reached at LASA Development UK Ltd, Bowns House, 60 Lansdown, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BN, United Kingdom.)



    (Gill Ringland is CEO and a Fellow of SAMI Consulting. She has a B Sc and M Sc in Physics, is an Associate Member of the Institute of Business Consulting and a graduate of the Stanford Senior Executive Program, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the World Academy of Art and Science. She writes, speaks and consults widely on the use of futures thinking to make robust decisions in uncertain times. She is co-author with Patricia Lustig of “Beyond Crisis”. She can be reached at SAMI Consulting Ltd., 2b Northbrook Court, Park Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1EA, United Kingdom)

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    The next decade will present many uncertainties and organisational challenges on an unprecedented scale. As the financial crisis winds its way through the system, a new world order is being revealed. There will be no return to “Business As Usual”. This article explores the changes in the external world, outlines how organisations can cope with the uncertainty these changes bring, and in particular the role that Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) can play. It is based on the renewal frameworks discussed in more detail in “Beyond Crisis” (Ringland, Sparrow, Lustig, 2010) and shows how Ai can be used, through case studies and examples.

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    Article provided by Editura Lumen, Department of Economics in its journal Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
    Issue (Month): (September)
    Pages: 77-85

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