Author: Laiza N. Otero, MSOD, Organization Development Consultant
During change initiatives, it is not uncommon to hear questions about the urgency of the effort, the business case/need for it, or what the “burning platform” is that drives the change. But what if we reframed the conversation to one of inspiration and energy? That is one (out of many) ideas David Cooperrider challenges one to think about during the course “The New Change Equation” at Case Western Reserve University.
Cooperrider’s question led me to reflect about the different organization development (OD) models and tools I use with my clients. Were they in alignment with the appreciative, strengths-based approach I prefer to use in my work? Were they inspirational? If no, how could I reframe them? Continue reading