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Appreciative Inquiry is a philosophy and a methodology for positive change. It is founded on the simple assumption that human systems – teams, organizations and people – move in the direction of what they study, what they focus upon and what they talk about with regularity.
 
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Introducing positive change in your team or organization

I am a big fan of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as an approach to introduce change in organizations, teams, communities and workshops and also for personal and leadership development.

Appreciative Inquiry is a philosophy and a methodology for positive change. It is founded on the simple assumption that human systems – teams, organizations and people – move in the direction of what they study, what they focus upon and what they talk about with regularity.


I like it because it proposes a shift from problem solving to identifying and building on existing strengths.

The basic tenet of AI is that  a team or an organization will grow in whichever direction that people in the organization focus their attention.

As a  change management approach it is suitable for a wide range of transformation processes, including quality management, vision/mission/value creation, improvement of collaboration, etc. It is the starting point and basic philosophy of my Lab for Change methodology.

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n today´s post I introduce the main aspects of this impactful approach, provide case studies as well as some tips to implement it. Continue reading HERE. 

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