Our inquiry into « Who organizes organizations? » is moving forward. « Nicely » it’s hard to say because the 2 week spring vacation started last weekend, so respondents are not too available, but Ilaria is expanding our « instrument portfolio » and two new survey concepts are in the pipeline. The second one, coming up soon, will be for all people working in or for organizations. We hope it’s going to be a good one!
Meanwhile we bump into interesting things from time to time.
The whole area of appreciative inquiry for example.
Definition: « Collective inquiry into the best of what is, in order to imagine what could be, followed by collective design of a desired future state that is compelling and thus, does not require the use of incentives, coercion or persuasion for planned change to occur. » (Gervase Bush)
An umbrella AI network is here.
The appreciative inquiry commons site is here.
A book in French which came out this week is here.