Project Management

Facilitating Organizational Unlearning Using Appreciative Inquiry As An Intervention

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

Drawing upon theoretical bases, this paper attempts to demonstrate a relationship between Appreciative Inquiry (AI), an Organizational Development (OD) intervention, and organizational unlearning. Present day organizations are characterized by continuous change. It has been accepted that change implies learning along various dimensions: cognitive, behavioral, and normative. Any type of organizational learning would involve: creation of new knowledge and getting rid of obsolete knowledge. The first aspect refers to learning while the second aspect relates to unlearning. While literature abounds in studies pertaining to organizational learning, literature on organizational unlearning is relatively few and far between.