39 Days of IDEAS | Day 25: Refreshing strategy with a SWOT alternative

October 07, 2014
| by Editor |

During their last round of strategic planning, Rainbow Village decided to forgo the typical envi­ronmental scan in favor of bringing together their full range of stakeholders to take part in a process known as appreciative inquiry.

In four steps—dis­covery, dreaming, designing, and destiny—they uncovered the needs, hopes, and plans of their en­tire community. “Once we determined our destiny, we were able to put together three-year goals, and came out with an incredible plan,” said CEO Nancy Yancey. “Appreciative inquiry really engaged ev­eryone in the process in a very exciting way.”


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