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dc.contributor.authorSekerka, Leslie E.
dc.contributor.authorBrumbaugh, Anne M.
dc.contributor.authorRosa, Jose Antonio
dc.contributor.authorCooperrider, David
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-07T17:16:02Z
dc.date.available2014-04-07T17:16:02Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/40263
dc.descriptionAuthor note: Submitted to: International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior January 1, 2006. PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF AUTHORS
dc.description.abstractScholars and practitioners typically view organizational development and change from two very different starting points. A diagnostic intervention begins with an examination of problems to assess and correct dysfunction. This process has a history of success, with decades of theory and practice to support its use. However, an alternative has emerged with popularity. Appreciative Inquiry targets the organization's strengths and draws upon them as a resource for change. An experiment was conducted to compare the first phase of each approach to understand how initial experiences in each process impacts employees. Results show Appreciative Inquiry leads to positive emotion, favorable view of self, and desired perceptions, but the diagnostic approach also leads to desired perceptions. Gender moderates effects in unexpected ways.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleComparing Appreciative Inquiry to a Problem-Centered Technique in Organizational Development: An Experimenten_US
dc.title.alternativeComparing Appreciative Inqiury to a Problem-Centered Technique in Organizational Deveopment: An Experiment
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorOrganizational developmenten_US
dc.subject.authororganizational changeen_US
dc.subject.authorAppreciative Inquiryen_US
dc.subject.authorgenderen_US
dc.subject.authorpositive organizational scholarshipen_US


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