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
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
*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