Cojocaru 2/2005

Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 2/2005, pp. 127-140.



SR 2 2005 coperta

”Jumătatea plină”. Un experiment pentru aplicarea anchetei apreciative

The „full half of the bottle”. An experiment in applying the appreciative survey

Ștefan Cojocaru


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Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): In this article, the principles of appreciative inquiry are used in order to mediate the organisational relationships. Using the constructionism theory, the article describes and analyses the power of individual interpretations in constructing the organisational practices. The paper draws on the process that appreciative inquiry perspective works for rebuilding the social relationships in one NGO. Its main contribution is showing how appreciative perspectives can be used for organisational development by dropping out of the deficiency paradigm.