chapter  12
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Introduction to SF in organizations

BySvea van der Hoorn

While the Solution Focused (SF) approach emerged in the context of social work and therapy, its principles and practices have been explored and expanded in the context of usefulness in the workplace, with individuals, teams and whole organisations. The expansion has also provided rich soil for those interested in the world of ideas to explore schools of philosophy and language that provide a home for SF. A further feature of the development of SF in the context of organisations is exploration of the border territories. The chapters in this part of the book illustrate the way in which SF moving into the world of work offers a rich everyday life laboratory for the evolution of SF, while also creating a site for potentially losing the particularism and signature of SF.