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Innovation-Inspired Change

Positive Organization Development: Innovation-Inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths

David L. Cooperrider and Lindsey N. Godwin August 10th, 2010

“Fields change. And the field of organization development (OD) is changing more than most.” (see Cooperrider et al, 2005; Bushe and Marshak, 2009).

Part of OD’s change is being fueled by exciting breakthroughs in our theories of leadership –what has been called “the strengths revolution in management.”  Another major force has been the emergence of Appreciative Inquiry, a paradigm-altering form of action-research that has permeated the fields of organization change and social innovation.

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