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
How is it that some people seem to have great relationships and success in their lives while others do not? Why are some organizations successful at sustaining positive change while others make a great start but let it fade away? It rests on the *dynamics of their relationships*. Creating positive dynamics and sustained success requires continuous awareness and informed appreciative action. *Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living* invites us to step into the appreciative paradigm where the principles governing our actions and relationships offer a... More info
There is an elephant in the room that everyone knows about but no one is acknowledging. The elephant is implicit and undiscussable, it lurks in every organisation. Everyone talks around the elephant and thinks that everyone else knows about the elephants, however, until the elephants presence is made explicit, the level of dialogue and therefore the quality of decision-making is limited, sound familiar? After reading this book, you will understand The role of assumptions and multiple realities Why surfacing assumptions is so important How to have constructive conversations Why arrogance, hubris... 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