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Use AI to Facilitate Organizational Development - Press Release

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management (9780749477912)22nd August 2016 - Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management: Using AI to facilitate organizational development, 2nd Edition

Use AI to Facilitate Organizational Development

Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a particular way of asking questions, fostering relationships and increasing an organization's capacity for collaboration and change. It focuses on building organizations around what works, rather than trying to fix what doesn't, and acknowledges the contribution of individuals in increasing trust and organizational alignment and effectiveness. Available from 3rd September, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management studies AI in depth, identifying what makes it work and how to promote, create and generate such conversations in organizations to improve performance. It includes case studies from organizations including Nokia and BP that reveal why the processes are valuable.

Dr David Cooperrider of the Department of Organizational Behaviour at Case Western Reserve University praised the first edition of Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management, saying: ‘The authors unpack the meaning and significance of Appreciative Inquiry and the positive revolution in 'conversation-based change', with powerful stories and brilliantly clear writing’. Similarly, Iain Harrison, People Advisory Services at EY, says this new edition is ‘a great read for the novice AI practitioner as well as anyone interested in the power of positive change. It is more than a book on AI. It provides us with methods that are wholly relevant to today’s multi-generational, inclusive and emergent world of work’.

About the authors: Sarah Lewis is an Associated Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a principal member of the Association of Business Psychologists, and the owner of Appreciating Change, where she works as a facilitator and consultant.

Jonathan Passmore is an award-winning professor of psychology with an international reputation for his work in coaching, change and leadership. He is managing director of Embrion and consults and speaks at conferences across the world.

Stefan Cantore is the Principal Teaching Fellow in Organizational Behaviour and HRM and the Director for the MSc in Organizational Change Management at the University of Southampton. He is an experienced leadership and organizational development consultant.

About Kogan Page: Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of specialist business books and content with over 700 titles in print. Its authors come from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations or professional associations in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Branding, Human Resources, Coaching, Logistics, Entrepreneurship and Careers. Follow @KPCoachHR for information about new books and business insights from author experts.

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management (ISBN 9780749477912) is available from 3rd September. For a review copy, a by-lined article or to arrange an interview with the authors, please contact Lydia Cronin: lcronin@koganpage.com  or +44 (0)20 7278 0433.


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