When Is Appreciative Inquiry Transformational?

  title={When Is Appreciative Inquiry Transformational?},
  author={Gervase R. Bushe and Aniq F. Kassam},
  journal={The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science},
  pages={161 - 181}
Twenty cases of the use of appreciative inquiry (AI) for changing social systems published before 2003 were examined to look for the presence or absence of transformational change and the use of seven principles and practices culled from a review of the theoretical literature on AI. Although all cases began by collecting stories of the positive, followed the 4-D model, and adhered to five principles of AI articulated by Cooperrider and Whitney, only seven (35%) showed transformational outcomes… 

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