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
*Positive Family Dynamics* is a wonderful resource for parents, family members or those who work with families and want to bring out their families best! It is an Encyclopaedia of Positive Questions. The questions, stories and activities in this book will help you create relationships within your family which will nurture respect, love, and care. The books imaginative questions, exercises, and positive spirit create a simple yet powerful method for helping families discover hidden reserves of strength and inspired opportunities for better living. They also provide powerful tools for helping... More info
This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of one of the most popular change methods in the world written by Cooperrider, Whitney and Stavros: The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook contains everything needed to launch any kind of Appreciative Inquiry initiative, from a one-hour introduction to Appreciative Inquiry to a complete two-day program. From abstract principles underlying Appreciative Inquiry to actual tools used in different settings, from detailed descriptions of Appreciative Inquiry interventions to practical tips to classic Appreciative Inquiry articles, the authors have amassed in one place all of the introductory... More info
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is one of the most exciting and increasingly recognized concepts in facilitating organizational change. This book studies AI in depth, illustrating the method of asking particular questions and envisioning the future, encouraging staff to consider both the positive and negative systems in place and to recognize the need to implement change. It demonstrates how AI can be practically applied by combining the skills, perspectives and approaches you will learn to create change through conversation. Case studies from organizations that have already integrated conversational methods into their change management... More info