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ERIC Number: EJ1127900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1939-4225
Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results: An Emerging Approach to Organization Development
Zarestky, Jill; Cole, Catherine S.
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v29 n1 p5-19 Win 2017
Organization development (OD) interventions have typically relied on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework for strategic planning. The strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results (SOAR) framework is a relatively new innovation in OD that may serve as a viable alternative to SWOT for those who wish to apply an appreciative inquiry approach. This paper presents the results of a scoping study in which the limited but varied literature support for SOAR is reviewed. An extensive search uncovered 27 publications pertaining to SOAR, which were then analyzed chronologically and thematically. Although findings include an overwhelmingly positive appraisal of SOAR, many gaps were uncovered in the literature and research regarding empirical support for the framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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