Appreciative Inquiry, Collaborating for Change


Collaborating for Change: Appreciative Inquiry (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2000) By David L. Cooperrider & Diana Whitney. Appreciative Inquiry has been described in a myriad of ways: a radically affirmative approach to change that completely lets go of problem-based management, the most important advance in action research in the past decade, an organization development’s philosopher’s stone. Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. This booklet gives an overview of this groundbreaking strategy for change, helping organizations to tap into their potential for positive change and support collaborative action that serves the whole system.