Developing Vision and Strategy Using an Appreciative Inquiry
Strategic planning and implementation in organizations is often unsuceesful. Appreciative Inquiry is a radically positive organizational philosophy that, in a whole-systems approach, can transform organizations.
||Appreciative Inquiry, Strategy, Whole-Systems, Change, Innovation
International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.191-196.
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Dr. Ken Zakariasen, Associate Dean, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dentistry, and Adjunct Professor, Health Policy and Management at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, has been an educator, researcher and academic administrator at five universities, including dean roles in four different Faculties. He was also Executive Director of two professional organizations, and was for many years the Editor-in-Chief of Mosby’s Year Book of Dentistry. He received his BA, DDS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota, his Certificate from the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, and his Master of Science Degree in Organization Development and Analysis from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He specializes in strategy development, organizational transformation through innovative whole systems approaches, executive leadership team development and enhancement of organizational effectiveness, and consults widely in organizations. When not enthusing about the wonders of the " human equation ", he can be found engrossed in family activities, practicing kickboxing and related martial arts, at the gym or pool, covering long distances on his favorite motorcycle or creating more work for himself through landscape design and construction.
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