Appreciative Inquiry. A Positive Approach to Change. "Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." Chief Seattle - 1854.
A Positive Approach to Change
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
Chief Seattle - 1854
AI is about creating a positive revolution in change
Professor Robert Quinn, in his acclaimed book Change the World concludes that AI is currently revolutionizing the field of organizational developmentDavid Cooperrider
If we look at a certain priority as a problem, then we tend to constrain our ability to effectively address the priority
Knowledge is the new currency
Whole systems can changeNew Realities
Perceived Need Identification of Problem
Analysis of Causes
Analysis of Possible Solutions
Context=A Problem to be
Appreciating the Best of What Is
Envisioning What Might Be
Designing What Should Be
Delivering What Will Be
Context = A Mystery to be Uncovered
Discovering the root cause of success
1. What you seek is what you find.
2. Where you believe you are going is where you will end up.
1. Change starts the minute you begin asking questions
2. Positive images of self lead to positive action
3. Negative images of self lead to negative action
AFFIRMATIVE TOPIC CHOICE
DISCOVER: The identification of organizational processes that work well.
DREAM: The envisioning of processes that would work well in the future.
DESIGN: Planning and prioritizing processes that would work well.
DELIVER (or CREATE): The implementation (execution) of the proposed design.AI Change Process
(State these things in the present tense)Selecting Affirmative Topics
Theodore Kinni, The Art of Appreciative Inquiry, The Harvard Business School Working Knowledge for Business Leaders Newsletter, September 22, 2003. (2)
Marge Mohoric, Ph.D., Organizational Development Practice www.theparagongroup.comSources
David Bohm originated a related form of Dialogue where a group of people talk together in order to explore their assumptions of thinking, meaning, communication, and social effects. This group consists of ten to thirty people who meet for a few hours regularly or a few continuous days. Dialoguers agree to leave behind debate tactics that attempt to convince and, instead, talk from their own experience on subjects that are improvised on the spot.Dialogue: Philosophical Context