November 15, 2008
Theorist and consultant William E. Smith presents a new philosophical lens for helping you to see the advantages of a more holistic approach to improving organizations. This breakthrough book:
- Introduces the AIC (appreciation, influence, control) philosophy, model, and process of purpose-power relationships as a next step in the evolution of organization and systems theory
- Traces the roots of the AIC model from philosophy, theology, and science; its evolution in organizational theory; and indicates its actual and potential contribution to organizational practice
- Translates the model into a transformative, strategic organizing process that can be used to organize at any level, in a way that will ensure the achievement of higher levels of purpose
William E. Smith, Ph.D., is a Director of Organizing for Development, an International Institute (ODII).