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Designing Creative High Power Teams and Organizations by Eric W. Stein

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CHAPTER 11

Transforming Your Organization into a High Power Creative Design System

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

—Victor Hugo, Writer

Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.

—Blaise Pascal, Scientist

Method Overview

Most organizations are far from the ideal of a creative design system. In the previous chapter, I indicated four primary methods of change: planning, organizational learning, Appreciative Inquiry, and Poietic Transformation (PT). The purpose of this final chapter is to flesh out this latter approach and to tie together the lessons learned from the previous chapters.

Poietic Transformation is an evolutionary, strengths based approach to change management. It is based on the idea ...

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