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Publication date: 1 June 1993

Stefan P. Cantore

Describes the background to the launch of a community marketinginitiative by the Heatherwood and Wexham Parks Hospitals Trust. Managersrecognized the need to involve the…

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Describes the background to the launch of a community marketing initiative by the Heatherwood and Wexham Parks Hospitals Trust. Managers recognized the need to involve the community in the work and development of Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire. A variety of activities, targeted at particular audiences, were undertaken resulting in both heightened awareness within the community and a very positive improvement in the morale of staff within the hospital. Describes the formation of a representative steering group and the range of activities.

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Health Manpower Management, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-2065

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Publication date: 13 June 2008

Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore and Stefan Cantore

The purpose of this paper is to explain the appreciative inquiry change methodology and to demonstrate how it can be applied to a specific work challenge.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explain the appreciative inquiry change methodology and to demonstrate how it can be applied to a specific work challenge.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper first explains the appreciative inquiry method and gives an account of how the approach was applied to a sales team development event.

Findings

Appreciative inquiry is a change approach that is growing in popularity. This paper demonstrates the flexibility of this approach within the context of change and development. In the case study under examination the incorporation of appreciative inquiry based practice enhanced both the development experience and post event performance.

Practical implications

This paper gives clear guidance on the basic model of appreciative inquiry and how it can be practically employed in a familiar context.

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Appreciative inquiry offers an alternative approach to organisational development to either personality based or problem solving based development. By calling on the human facilities of imagination, emotion, conversation, engagement, orientation, and self‐direction it offers a truly psychological approach to human group development

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 40 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 40 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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