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Published on January 10, 2009

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Slide 1: Appreciative Inquiry “Appreciative Inquiry seeks out the best of what is to help ignite the collective imagination of what might be.” Cooperrider & Whitney Slide 2: Appreciative Inquiry Appreciative Inquiry is a process or an intervention into an organization to examine the potential for creativity, innovation and change. Slide 3: Appreciative Inquiry Appreciative Inquiry looks at what breed’s life into the organization?. This process examines and celebrates the good in hopes of building more of the same. Slide 4: Appreciative Inquiry . Appreciative Inquiry is based on 5 principles:   1) The Construction Principle: As leaders of change we must be skilled at reading, and understanding organizations as living constructs or organisms. Slide 5: Appreciative Inquiry . 2) The Principle of Simultaneity: The belief that once we make an intervention or ask a question, the change process begins. It has to be a well thought out and focused question to ignite the organizations creativity and find new life. Slide 6: Appreciative Inquiry . 3) The Poetic Principle: The metaphor here is that human organizations are an open book. The organizations story is a compilation of the past, present, and future and is continually open to interpretation just like a good piece of poetry. Slide 7: Appreciative Inquiry . 4) The Anticipatory Principle: Human organizations are forever projecting ahead of themselves. This projection helps bring the future into the present. It guides the organization forward to new heights. Slide 8: Appreciative Inquiry . 5) The Positive Principle: The momentum for change requires large amounts of positive affect and social bonding. To a large extent organizations and people change easier under an environment of hope, inspiration and sheer joy. And when they can collaborate with one another, the process stays positive and innovative. Slide 9: Appreciative Inquiry . Appreciative Inquiry has 3 distinctive steps:   1)    The first is to do an inquiry, question, or survey of what is going on right now. Have folks tell their story. Slide 10: Appreciative Inquiry . 2)   Now as a group, try to make a list of the common themes that you heard running through each story. Be specific. Were there ideals, values, traditions, or an atmosphere that defined the time when things were good. For example was it a time when you felt empowered, or trusted, or had the expertise, or took responsibility? Slide 11: Appreciative Inquiry . 3)  Create a provocative proposition. Using the common themes. Example: Our organization is a learning organization that fosters cross-fertilization of ideas, and cultivates the pride of being a valued member of an outstanding group of individuals. We accelerate in learning, planning, .communicating and leading

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