Developing Appreciative Teams

A Latin American Perspective


As the editors of this issue, we fully believe in the potential of the appreciative approach to create more appreciative, creative, effective, vibrant and thriving human systems in all cultures, including the Spanish-speaking cultures of Latin America and Spain. Providing content in Spanish can offer specific tools with which to generate more resilient and flourishing human and ecological systems.

Desarrollando Equipos Apreciativos: Una Perspectiva Latinoamericana
Como editores del presente número, creemos firmemente en el potencial del enfoque apreciativo para generar sistemas humanos más apreciativos, creativos, efectivos, vibrantes y florecientes en todas las culturas; incluyendo las culturas hispanoparlantes de América Latina y España. El proveer contenido en español también puede ofrecer herramientas efectivas con las que generar sistemas humanos y ecológicos más resilientes y florecientes.


Author: Ignacio Pavez

Ignacio Pavez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of the School of Business and Economics at Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile) and Director of Fundación Nueva Educación. He is an expert at implementing the appreciative approach in organizations and at embedding sustainability to create competitive advantage. He has done consulting and research on change management in Latin America and the United States, in the public and private sectors. 


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Author: Federico Varona

Federico Varona, Ph.D. in Communication Studies, was born in Spain and lived in Guatemala for 20 years before moving to the USA. He has published many journal articles and five books. His book, “La Intervención Apreciativa” (2009), was the first published in Spanish. Currently the focus of his consulting, writing and research is on the Appreciative Inquiry paradigm.


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