AI has 2 key questions: What is working well? and What could make this work even better?
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an exciting philosophy for change designed to identify strengths I an organisation and build on them.
It’s particularly useful for organisations who want to re-energise, re-engage, re-align around an ambitious strategy for the future.
AI involves the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to heighten positive potential.
It mobilizes inquiry through crafting an ‘unconditional positive question’ often involving hundreds or sometimes thousands of people.
‘Appreciative Inquiry: A positive revolution in change’ – Cooperrider, D.L. & Whitney, D., [in P.Holman & T. Devane [eds] ‘The Change Handbook’ Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., pages 245 – 263]
‘Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative and participative process involving the whole system looking for and magnifying the ‘life giving forces’ in that system.
Working from a place of appreciation and curiosity brings out stories of people, systems and organisations at their very best.
It is a journey where everyone learns something profound about themselves, their colleagues and where they work and live.
From these moments of wonder, compelling images of the future are created and next steps co-designed.’
AI workshop presentation – Lesley Moore [MooreInsight] and Anne Radford [AI Practitioner]