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What Works?: Strengths of an Organisation | out of print
Karen Vallence, Russell Deal, and Karen Masman
St Luke's Innovative Resources / out-of-print hc / Jan 2010
9781920945442 (ISBN-10: 192094544X)
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28 pages
This title is unavailable to order from Caversham.

No organisation is perfect. Whether we work, live or play in an organisation, faults and problems can easily hijack our attention. Yet organisations also have strengths, and in these strengths lies the potential for growth and change.

What Works? brings alive the philosophies of Appreciative Inquiry and other strengths-based approaches by stimulating dynamic thinking and conversations about the stuff that really matters in any organisation.

This savvy resource contains 28 cards—each featuring a key strength and four statements that can be used to identify, build and celebrate strengths in your team or organisation.

• Managers: use these cards to review the past year and identify future objectives.
• Team Leaders: use these cards to build a strengths-based culture with your colleagues.
• Business Owners: use these cards to explore ways to improve outcomes and employee job satisfaction.

Each card also features a simple visual scale that can used to add another dimension to any discussion. The cards have a write-on/wipe-off surface so participants can write directly on the scale with a non-permanent marker. The scale can be used to rate an organisation’s performance in relation to the card’s prompt word. The rating can then be compared with the responses of others or used to assess progress over time.

28 full-colour cards, 140mm x 140mm
Polypropylene box and 38-page booklet
Authors: Kevin Vallence, Russell Deal and Karen Masman

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