Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a means of planning change by focusing on the positive rather than the negative in organizations (or in an individual's life for that matter). The Discovery phase (Step 1 in the process) relies in large measure on obtaining input from stakeholders and that in turn requires having the right questions to encourage people to open up positively about past experience, the present situation, and future hopes and dreams.
This "encyclopaedia" lists sample questions; usually three per topic, on a variety of issues that are arranged alphabetically (like an encyclopaedia)
This handbook on the power of positive questions has implications for every aspect of business, but the importance of Appreciative Inquiry also goes beyond business to include family life and relationships. All organisations move in the direction of their research, and all research involved asking questions. The sooner the right questions are asked, the sooner the right answers are obtained. With the help of this book, organisations will find the opportunities, strengths, innovations and vision to forge a positive future.
Section1: Eleven ways to use positive questions
True knowledge sharing in organizations occurs less regularly than most of us think. What can be done to help create a system in which people share the internal "know-how" unique to each organization? In this contribution to change management, Tojo Thatchenkery describes a brand new methodology called Appreciate Sharing of Knowledge [ASK] and provides a step-by-step tool kit for anyone interested in knowledge management. Using the most recent research, Thatchenkery shows how "appreciation" is the missing link in facilitating knowledge sharing. By systematically and intentionally creating an appreciative climate in organizations,... More info
*Out of Print* Co-authored by David Cooperrider who has written extensively on Appreciative Inquiry, this book offers a new perspective on organisational management that will enable leaders of organisations to unlock an organisations potential for creativity, innovation and collaboration. They show how consensus and cooperation grow from members understanding that their personal integrity and abilities are valued and will be integrated into the organisations culture. They also identify the special personal and leadership skills needed to cultivate and environment where managers work with and build on differences, rather than denying their... More info
*Second Edition* • New edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive, and practical guide to large-scale positive change • Revised throughout, with new business and nonprofit examples and tools and a new chapter on community-based applications of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) • Written by two pioneering AI thought leaders The Power of Appreciative Inquiry describes the wildly popular approach to organizational change that dramatically improves performance by engaging people to study, discuss, and build upon what’s working, rather than trying to fix what’s not. Whitney and Trosten-Bloom provide a menu of eight results-oriented approaches to AI,... More info