Appreciative Inquiry

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Appreciative Inquiry

  1. 1. What is Appreciative Inquiry? (AI)
  2. 2. What it is not!It is not change management.It doesn’t look for problems.It doesn’t find solutions.It doesn’t look for what’s wrong or broken.It doesn’t treat people like machines.
  3. 3. We are what we thinkPaying attention provides focus and has an amplifying effect.What might we want to amplify and grow within our team?
  4. 4. What AI isLook for what works in your organization.Understand that we as human don’t need to be fixed we need the chance to grow.Understand what those high moments were and how you felt.
  5. 5. What AI isUnderstand that your brain works in pictures.Understand your story and the story of your peers and realize that old stories die hard.Think about the idea that stories are the bricks that build cultures.
  6. 6. Getting startedMake an affirmation i.e. “We have a caring, creative and trusting team.”Use the 4-D cycle (Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny)Meet with your team and talk about how ideally you would like to work together.
  7. 7. DiscoveryAsk1. What is the ideal2. What are the “good” questions we should be asking ourselves to approach the ideal.3. Generate new stories4. Share and grow the collective wisdom of the group.5. Make new relationships and strengthen the old.
  8. 8. DreamThink bigWhat is the vision for this team?How does it match the organizations vision?How can we innovate?How can we have a greater sense of purpose?
  9. 9. DesignThink about:1. What should be?2. What would the “best” look like?3. How can we create a strategy to change?4. How can we combine the Discovery, Dream and Design?5. How can we create a roadmap to get to our destination?
  10. 10. DestinyThink about:1. What is our action plan?2. What resources do we need?3. How can we measure where we are today?4. How can we ritualize change?
  11. 11. TeamsHave?1. Sense of purpose.2. Commitment to each other.3. A story that they tell others.4. Make your commitments visible.

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